Y 2 K 2 K Problem
768 words"The Y 2 K problem is the electronic equivalent of the El Nio and there will be nasty surprises around the globe. " -- John Have, Dep. Secretary of Defense When I was in the first grade, my elementary school invested in several computers and started Introduction to Computers classes. I remember playing math games and drawing with art programs, in awe of, and slightly intimidated by the beastly piece of technology in front of me. I had little idea of how it worked, and even less of an idea of wha...
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Conflict Management And Resolution For Teams
1,360 words... ember must understand each side's positions, interests and needs (Miall, Ramsbotham, and Woodhouse, 1999). Teams can sometimes have difficulty developing this understanding. Each member's understanding is colored by his or her views, personal agendas and objectives. Third parties to a conflict, whether leaders or outside mediators, can often intervene to help bridge the different ideas and goals among team members, leading to better understanding and the ultimate goal of cooperation. These t...
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Gun Control Laws Gun Control Advocates
1,429 wordsGun control is an issue that has been used in electoral campaigns for decades, but in the last 20 years, has become a very heated debate. I chose the topic of gun control honestly, because I am interested in the money that is involved. I know money has to be in the middle of all of the controversy. How else can one explain the easy accessibility to guns and the limited legislation to prevent the sale of guns? I feel it is important to cover all of the aspects of the issue of gun control, from th...
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Religious And Mythological Themes From Titan A E
636 wordsThe idea that every science fiction film is inspired by a religious or mythological background holds true in the movie, Titan, A. E. These backgrounds include those involving the Chinese, Greeks and Egyptians. The first suggestion involving mythology is in the title of the movie itself. A Titan was a race of Gods in the Greek culture that ruled the Earth before the Olympians. In my opinion, a large majority of the movie can be explained by examining this portion of mythology. I feel that Cale re...
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Taking Sides Clashing Sides Clashing Views
940 wordsWhen a child opens his (or her) first puzzle and the pieces fall to the ground, it may seem very confusing. What are they to do with this pile of shapes in front of them? It often takes a parent to explain to them that all the different pieces fit together into one whole picture. Although every piece is different and unique, when they are all put into their place they form one whole picture. In the same way, teachers can teach multiculturalism in the classroom. Although every member of our socie...
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A Persuasive Speech Against Underage Drinking
970 wordsI. Introduction: A. Attention Getter: By a show of hands, how many people in this classroom are under the age of 21? As you look around the classroom, you will see that many of you are under this age. Now think to yourself, even though you are under the age of 21, does it mean that no one in this classroom has ever tried alcohol? According to Prof. Rosenberg from the Psychological Bulletin 1993, alcohol is the most serious problem facing teenagers. B. Link to Audience: We are all students at col...
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States And The Soviet Union United States And The Soviet
524 wordsThe Cold War was not a war as we would think with destruction and loss of life. What the Cold War became was distrust between Nations that caused conflict and tension between these nations. The two major countries involved in the conflict were the United States and the Soviet Union. Both of these nations distrusted each other and were unable to negotiate the issues that were fostering the Cold War because of the distrust that they had for each other. The United States and its allies were concern...
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Center Of The Universe Nicolaus Copernicus
877 wordsNicolaus Copernicus, who lived from 1473 until 1543, is known for his idea that the sun is motionless at the center of the universe and that the earth and other planets all revolve around it. This Polish astronomer revolutionized beliefs involving the universe, making his thoughts controversial in his time, but common knowledge in our own (Westman). Before the time of Copernicus, people had extremely different views of the universe. A Greek astronomer named Ptolemy had his own theory of the eart...
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Jing Mei Woo Amy Tan
1,190 wordsIn The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan's first novel, short-story-like vignettes alternate back and forth between the lives of four Chinese women in pre- 1949 China and lives of their American-born daughters in California. The book is a mediation on the divided nature of this emigrant life. The novel is narrated horizontally as well as vertically; friendships and rivalries develop among the daughters as well as the mothers. (Matuz 92) As Jing Mei Woo describes, "Auntie Lin and my mother were both best fr...
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Respect For Persons Human Subjects
671 wordsThe success of this resolution of the ethical dilemma has been both criticized and defended by many. In particular, some argue that it is rarely the case that reasons to favor one therapy are in fact evenly balanced by reasons to favor an alternative. In fact, new studies are initiated precisely because a new therapy appears promising. So, while the concept of equipoise may work in theory, it is rarely satisfied in practice. Others augment this critique by pointing out that what matters ethicall...
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Clear And Distinct Ideas Existence Of God
1,437 wordsSpinoza And Descartes Spinoza enjoys a widespread reputation as the modern philosopher who makes the most thorough going and principled attack on teleology. Unlike Descartes who faint heartedly limits his attack on final causation to the question of its usefulness in physics, Spinoza boldly pushes further, or so the story goes, and denies the legitimacy of all teleological explanation, even with respect to God. Spinoza rejects final causation in physics and theology, as well as he rejects teleol...
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Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Codes
672 wordsCalifornia case law on Mediation issues is in flux. A statute has been enacted in California mandating mediation of common disputes. Since January 1, 1998 in several California law codes were amended. They define mediation and govern mediation in the fields of civil actions, insurance, the environment, family, labor-management, community, agency actions, etc. California law protects the confidentiality of mediation. The law protects any communication made in the course of the mediation. It inclu...
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Point Of View Watergate Scandal
730 wordsNo title The main duty of the president of the country is to follow the legal principles while leading the nation. The actions of the president are under the permanent control of mass media that form the image of the president, transfer his messages and actions to people. When people elect president they express their trust and credibility to a political leader. President Richard Milhous Nixon remained known in the modern history as the key player of the Watergate scandal which burst out in 1972...
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Crying Of Lot 49 Real And What Is Fantasy Reader
784 wordsThe Crying of Lot 49 offers two journeys into the text: that of its protagonist Oedipa, and that which the reader is forced to take with her. His brilliant use of detail and word plays blur the lines between the two. The main factor in this journey is chaos, here referred to by its more scientific name entropy. Oedipa and the reader get lost in a system of chaos and the task of deciphering the clues within the intricate system. The reader has no choice but to become part of this system through c...
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Reign Roman Government
980 wordsThe way the Romans viewed Christianity is slightly different from the general theory. The Romans did not spend all their time hunting down Christians in order to crucify them or throw them to the lions. When Christianity first started in the Roman Empire, it was viewed as another sect of Judaism. There was no differentiating between the Jews and the Christians in the eyes of the Roman government. The Christians were seen simply as a more radical group of Jews. They were also not completely trust...
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Taking Pictures One Year
594 wordsClarence John Laughlin was born in 1905 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He lived on a plantation near New Iberia. He attended high school for one year in 1918 due to the death of his father. He then worked at many jobs from 1924 to 1935. Laughlin s interests were with the writings of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and the French Symbolists. They inspired him to write poems and stories. In 1934 he began to take photographs. His first one-man show was held, in 1936, at the Isaac Delgado Museum, New Orleans. Lau...
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Community Policing Police Officers
858 wordsCommunity Policing vs. Traditional Policing The way we police our communities is ever changing in society. As we approach the twenty-first century, communities differ in the way they police. The trend in the nineties is community policing, but the traditional approach is still there throughout the United States. The push has been for community policing, but there are still a great number of departments who like the traditional approach. Whether traditional or community policing, both have some g...
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President Bill Clinton Married Couples
654 wordsJudging a Politicians Worth by Sex Is it fair to measure a politician? s public worth by his / her sexual behavior? This a question which has been brought before me and requires an answer, or a position on which I stand, fair or unfair? Well, I think it is fair. After a two-year scandal involving President Bill Clinton and his sexual escapades with different women besides his wife, I can? t help but see a direct comparison in this question. Using President Clinton works as an excellent example a...
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Mandatory Drug Testing Mark Mcgwire
603 wordsWith today s million dollar contracts, athletes will go to any length to better themselves. Unfortunately, most of them choose the easy way out. By using performance enhancing drugs, athletes will remain one leg up over the competition. That is why, mandatory drug testing should be enforced on our pro athletes in order to detect such drugs like creatine. Creatine is used almost everyday in sports. This supplement is known all around the word. What is does exactly is that creatine increases body ...
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George And Lennie Curley Wife
355 wordsCurley s wife in Of Mice and Men is given a fairly one-dimensional portrayal throughout the novella, as her character stays, for the most part, enigmatic. The most obvious example would be her lack of a name. She is continually referred to as a possession of her husband and without a name she becomes almost insignificant. The author, however, drops hints throughout the book telling his audience that there may be more to Curley s wife than what is easily deduced. One scene involving a sympathetic...
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