Personal System - 1,269 words
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Personal Systems based on the style of living in Dubai. Identifying all Inputs and Outputs of daily living and tracing all sources of supply and charting the movement of demands. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is enjoying strong economic growth as a result of the rise in oil prices which began with OPEC production cuts in March 1999. While the UAE has a relatively diversified economy for a Persian Gulf oil exporter, the collapse in oil prices from late 1997 to early 1999 resulted in a decline in real gross domestic product (GDP) of 5.0%. Real GDP growth for 1999 was 9.5%, and it is projected at 10.5% for 2000. The UAE is a federation of seven emirates - ...
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Iraq - 1,606 words
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Death Penalty - 2,025 words
Author: Clarke, Kevin. Source: U.S. Catholic v. 65 no10 (Oct. 2000) p. 27 ISSN: 0041- 7548 Number: BRDG00052997 Copyright: The magazine publisher is the copyright holder of this article and it is reproduced with permission. Further reproduction of this article in violation of the copyright is prohibite A GROUP OF DISTINGUISHED ILLINOIS CITIZENS, including former Senator Paul Simon and attorney-novelist Scott Turow, did something remarkable last August. They sat in silence while some not-so-famous Illinois citizens talked about capital punishment. The morning hearing offered the American public a rare opportunity to speak its mind about this peculiar institution of ours since the reinstatemen ...
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Death Penalty - 1,941 words
... kes killing fetal life less problematic probably makes the state killing of murderers less problematic as well. And vice versa. While we can argue about causality, it seems naive to assume that widespread changes in how people feel about abortion would not eventually affect other judgments about life and death. Surveys show, for example, that supporters of elective legal abortion are especially likely to support In an earlier essay in America (9/26/87) I reported that in 1982 Americans overwhelmingly supported capital punishment, with 73 percent in favor and 27 percent opposed. Then, as now, the data on abortion was more complicated and more difficult to summarize: Most Americans favored ...
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Oil - 1,158 words
The Importance of Oil In U.S. Foreign Policy During the oil and energy crisis of the mid-1970s Americans became painfully aware of the consequences of the United States dependence on foreign sources of oil. Unfortunately, research and exploration for alternative sources of oil in North America has not been pursued vigorously enough to cease such foreign dependence. As a result, in the mid-1990s Americans find themselves in the same precarious position as they were during the 1970s. The Persian-Gulf War in 1991 was all the proof needed to convince the United States of how strongly oil still influences our foreign policy and international relations in general. Oil and U.S. Foreign Policy: Hist ...
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Oil - 1,112 words
... ng the 1991 Gulf War and the crisis that led to it. Saddam Husseins attack against oil-rich Kuwait proved just how vital the region was to not only the United States, but to the entire world. Oil is one of the main reasons we are in the Persian Gulf indefinitely. According to Hoagland, Saddam's threat to Saudi oil fields triggered the significant escalation of stationed American troops in the Gulf that has apparently enraged Saddam, Saudi domestic extremists or whoever set off that truck bomb (Hoagland, 1996, p 5B). As recently as this year, President Clinton had to deal with the threat of Saddam Hussein. And, although he has retreated for the time being, he has not gone away. He still h ...
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Better Schools - 709 words
It has been called the most beautiful temple in the world. It has become the monument of a mans love for a woman. Does anyone want to guess what I am talking about here? Anyone? Yeah.. And guess whattonight I am going to inform you about, one, the historical significance, second, the construction and finally the awesome beauty that undoubtedly make the Taj Mahal one of most spectacular buildings of the world. First of all lets begin with the history behind the taj. In 1612, Mumtaz Mahal was married to Shah Jehan, a mughal emperor. This marriage although the emperors second, was a real love match, and Mumtaz was her husbands inseparable companion on all his journeys and military expeditions. ...
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Chaim - 1,295 words
Israel and the Future of a Palestinian State Israel and the Future of a Palestinian State Introduction: Video - A Search For Solid Ground I. The Palestinians claims to the region A. Brief oral description of Palestinian biblical claims B. Description on how Palestinians lost their land C. Outside influence that shaped today for Palestinians A. A look at the land under Arab conquest B. A look at Arab nationalism and local population C. The British Mandate and its Effects B. Arab Palestine, the Christian Community, and State of Israel C. American and Russias foreign policy C. How much land can the Palestinians identify as a homeland A. A look at the Arab populations leaders B. Other Leaders wi ...
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Cuban Crisis - 1,574 words
The political world is much like a stew, methinks. It is a conglomeration of what has been, what is, and what is to become. Since the dawning of the atomic age with the World War II invention of atomic/nuclear war capability, however, this stew has taken on a whole new taste, a piquancy that perhaps none of us were -- or ever will be -- truly prepared for in all of its possible mishmash. No longer were the world wars to be merely strategies, complete with trenches, tanks, and troops. Since the Manhattan Project and the dawning and dropping of Little Boy and Fat Man over Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively, our world of nations has both feared and toyed with the realities of nuclear growth, s ...
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Writing System - 3,890 words
... ognized only by scanning the text for syllable boundaries. Compared to western writing systems, the composed characters tend to be taller and thinner. A line of Thai text can be considered to be logically divided into four parallel lines: The base line, on which consonants, some vowels, some Thai symbols and Thai numbers are written The line below the base line, used for writing lower vowels and lower diacritics The line above the base line, used for writing upper vowels and upper diacritics The line above the upper vowel line, used for writing tone marks and upper diacritics. (If there is no upper vowel, the tone mark or the upper diacritic is written on the upper vowel line.) Generally ...
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Waco - 1,092 words
Neither the Branch Davidians, nor the ATF, nor the FBI, were composed of or led by stupid persons. Yet at Waco, all of these groups made extremely bad decisions. One reason for the high-risk, low-quality decisions of the Branch Davidians, ATF, and FBI is that these groups of intelligent individuals could collectively make decisions much worse than the individuals might have made if they had decided alone. Many of the factors leading to groupthink were present, on all sides, at Waco. First, in groups that are vulnerable to groupthink, group members tend to value the group above everything else. The social isolation of law enforcement officers from the non-police community has been documented ...
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Saddam Hussein - 528 words
Saddam Hussein was born April 28th, 1937. He was born in a place called Tikrit District, in Iraq. At the age of 9 months Saddam became an orphan, he was raised by his Uncle, Khairallah Talfah, an anti colonialist, who led an unsuccessful coup and bid for independence in 1941. (Axelrod, Dictators and Tyrants, p.145) Saddam has been the president of Iraq since 1979. He was a strong believer in terrorism, and he supported it as well. He is chairman of the Revolutionary Common Council of the Baath Party, which sets the government policies. Using Iraq's huge petroleum resources , Hussein supervised a successful development program in the 1970's. This was hulted by a war between Iraq and Iran from ...
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Salman Rushdie And The Fatwa - 1,630 words
Salman Rushdie was seen by some as a famous novelist with great skill at what he does and seen by others as a blasphemous heretic. Rushdie was born in June 1947 in Bombay, India as the only son out of four children. His family originates from Kashmir, so his first language was Urdu-Hindi, though he also speaks English and the Bombay language Merethi. Many of his family members died when he was very young, the worst of which was the death of his father in 1957. He grew up in a very commercial environment where people were put to work in their teenage years. He wrote his first book Midnight Children while he attended a cathedral school in Bombay, and he found his calling as a novelist. He then ...
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Opec The Creation The Existence The Power - 1,937 words
Marshall Jenkins, a woodcutter from Culpeper, Virginia, wishes the government could feel his pain. He owns one of the thousands of businesses that are feeling the pressure from rising fuel costs and was forced to retire his three-ton diesel shipping truck. I just cant afford to run that truck, Jenkins says of the $100 it costs to top off the tank, and I dont feel right about charging more for a chord of wood (Maier par. 6). With fuel prices at a record high, people like Jenkins are wondering if the high prices are a result of high demand or simply the result of greed. The latest information points toward greed. Although it seems that the oil prices are out of control because of the lack of t ...
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Gas Prices - 1,655 words
How does that happen? I stopped in the morning on the way in to work and filled up my gas tank for $1.15/gallon or roughly $13 a tank and then just ten hours later, the same gas station, the same grade of gas is $1.10/gallon! If I had only waited, I could have saved enough money to buy a candy bar or a can of pop for my much-needed afternoon sugar break! But, of course, it has worked the other way in the past. There have been plenty of times when I have waited until the afternoon to stop and the price suddenly goes up. I just cant win! I even started keeping a diary of my fill-ups when I bought my new car last May. I track the price per gallon, total amount spent, and the miles traveled on t ...
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Opec - 674 words
The Iran Daily reports on OPECs failure to establish a good link with global trends and the world business trends of Globalization. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was formed when seven major oil companies had monopolized the oil market in the 1960s at that time the organizations primary responsibility was to insure the rights of crude oil producers worldwide. Today OPEC has 11 countries as members and supplies more the 40% of the worlds oil and maintains 78% of the reserves. OPEC has been instrumental in creating agreements with the world trade organization on strategic policy for trade and tariffs that insure that oil producers achieve a reasonable rate of return a ...
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The Cia - 1,368 words
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the agency of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, was created in 1947. The CIA is America's first permanent peacetime intelligence agency responsible for keeping the government informed of foreign actions affecting the interests of the United States. It was created by the National Security Act of 1947 and is responsible for coordinating all U.S. intelligence activities, as well as such functions and duties related to intelligence as directed by the National Security Council. All these actions are coordinated by a director and deputy director of the agency who are appointed by the president with the consent of the Senate. The CIA ...
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Nuclear Nonproliferation And China - 857 words
This paper will examine Nuclear Nonproliferation and China. I will also discuss the land, climate, and history of China. At 3,705,751 square miles, China is just larger than the United States. Because mountains or desert covers much of China, the majority of people live in the east, where rivers and plains allow for productive agriculture. While summers are warmer and winters are colder, China's climate is much like the United States. Monsoons cause frequent summer floods. China's geographic features are vastly different between regions, ranging from the Himalayan Mountains to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (the "roof of the world) to subtropical islands (Peoples 65) (Geography 320). The Chinese ...
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Mongols - 1,294 words
Twlfth-century Mongolia is as far back as a search for their origins need go. A group of peopls speaking the languages of the family called Mongol who had long demanded the attention of Chinese governments then lived there. Generally, China played off one of them against another in the interests of its own security. They were barbarians, not much different in their cultural level from others who have already crossed these pages. Two tribes among them, the Tatars and that which became known as the Mongols, competed and on the whole the Tatars had the best of it. They drove one young Mongol to extremes of bitterness and self-assertion. The date of his birth is uncertain, but in the 1190s he be ...
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Operation Desert Storm - 1,717 words
It is hard to pin-point a specific reason for the invasion of Kuwait by the Iraqis. Some charge the British of being unconcerned with middle east traditions when they carved up the present day Arab world (). Others suggest the Kuwaitis flaunted their wealth in the face of many poorer neighbors (). However, others think it was a natural result of Saddam Hussein's "bully-like" nature (). Regardless, there are several mishaps that took place between these two nations years prior to the invasion. These happenings are important to understanding Operation Desert Shield, the events leading up to the war and Operation Desert Storm, the war itself. To start, relations between Iraq and Kuwait have gen ...
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