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Hazardous Waste - 1,541 words
Hazardous waste and its proper disposal have become a major sociological problem today due to its capability of contaminating the area in which we live and its potential to be lethal to all living things. In order for the United States and the rest of the world to save itself from a potentially life threatening problem they must fix the causes which lead to the improper disposal of hazardous wastes and like materials. Some reasons that hazardous waste has become a problem in the United States today is due to the breakdown in enforcing laws for the proper disposal of such wastes, a lack of initiative on big companies behalf to spend money on proper disposal, and the ease of disposing of such ...
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The 1960s - 1,248 words
The 1960s were a time of great change in American society characterized by ethnic consciousness and civil rights, womens rights and female liberalism, anti-war demonstrations, student protests, and the genesis of the counterculture. A noted speaker once said, The Cold War, conformity, and consumerism provided the background for the social protests movement of the 1960s. The cause of the protest movements were much more deeply rooted in U.S. institutions and history. Although the protest movements of the 1960s were deeply rooted in U.S. institutions and history of the 1950s, the Cold War, conformity, and consumerism provided much more than a background for these movements, in a way they were ...
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Wiretaps - 1,397 words
Imagine you're talking on your telephone. It's something that everyone takes for granted. Now imagine that the police are listening to every phone conversation that you make. Does that scare you? I know that it scares me. Wiretaps are an issue that effects every person in this country. That's because no matter how much we don't like to admit it, we need depend on telephone services more and more as time passes. The issue of telephone privacy becomes bigger and bigger every day as our telephone technology becomes more advanced. Wire taps are devices that are being used more often by law enforcement agencies to capture criminals, but there does come time when the actions of law enforcement age ...
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Alcohol - 1,001 words
... Evidence shows a drop in smoking among youths until 1980, when it eventually reached a plateau. For more than ten years the number of teenagers who smoked stayed basically in the same range, however, in the early 90s the percentage increased by thirty. Regulations restricting the use of alcohol are long existent. Early governments such as those of the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans established laws to limit the use of alcohol in order to prevent its abuse. Only a decade after alcohol was initially introduced to America by European explorers, a law was passed in order to restrict excessive drinking. This law punished whomever was caught drunk, and the severity of the punishment dep ...
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Binge Drinking On College Campuses - 1,302 words
We have all heard the terms boozing, drinking to get drunk, sloshed, tanked, tipsy, tooted, hammered, and the like. But have you ever really thought about what you were saying when you used these terms. You were saying that all that you did the night before was binge drink. Binge drinking on college campuses is something that has grown to an all time high. All too often we have heard the horror stories of how kids are getting behind the wheel of a car after a night of binge drinking, and end up killing everyone involved, but themselves. Binge drinking is dangerous and until we all realize that it has serious effects, we will never fully understand it. The Harvard University student questionn ...
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To Scream Or Not To Scream - 743 words
To Scream or not to Scream In the realm of horror movies there are many genres. There is the slasher, the rogue animal, the alien monster, and even the freakish natural disaster just to name a few. The genre that seems to dominate the field currently is the slasher movie. There is a movie in the slasher genre that adheres to many of the slasher movie rules and at the same time violates many slasher rules. This dynamic slasher genre movie is called Scream. To be included in the slasher movie genre, a movie must meet certain criteria. A slasher movie must have blood, and lots of it! Many slasher movies are centered on a lead character, which usually turns out to be a beautiful virgin. Killers ...
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Revolution In The South - 918 words
When asked the question "Did Reconstruction change the South for African Americans?" I thought long and hard. I realized what a great revolution had taken place for the entire black race, to be coming out of slavery and slowly but surely things were happening. Jobs and juries were full of blacks. But come 1877 the dream was ripped out of many beholders and turned into a nightmare, it seems, for the next century, as racism rampaged once again through the country. Therefore I believe that good changes were made but not enough. Socially, blacks built lives for themselves. "In 1865-1866, free men and women all over the South grabbed Liberty by the horns."(Freidheim, P.195) Using their newfound f ...
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Anglo Saxson Literature - 713 words
As the twenty first century begins it is nearly impossible to imagine a world with out a Christian influence. There is not a nation in the world that hasn't been introduced to the teachings of Christ in some form or another. It is easy to see then, difficulty of a reader who has emerged in this "modern" society to relate to the paganism associated with the two poems "The Wander" and "The Seafarer." Both poems try and convince the reader the horrors and disadvantages that accompany paganism with a direct focus on loneliness, in the form of being exiled or from not knowing to love of the Christian God and foolishly intrusting in the Wyrd. Both poems are examples of Christian theology in direct ...
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Y2k - 1,211 words
Everybody is wondering what is going to happen in the year 2000. Nobody really knows exactly what is going to happen. Nevertheless, a lot of business people are making money using scare tactics and hype to make people nervous about the future. With all of the technology in today's society and everyone modernizing his or her computer, there will not likely be a problem in the new millennium. The issue of Y2K has been going on for several years now. Hundreds of articles have been written about the Y2K issue. The first article every written on the subject was back in the 80's. "An analyst at an auto manufacturer presented the first article on the Year 2000 and it was published in the 1984 issue ...
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The Abortion Controversy W Works Cited - 1,404 words
... cedures is about the same, around $250.00. This may be a high cost to pay for poor women or for those who are not able to afford an abortion. Many poor women are having children, many of them illegitimate, simply because they are unable to afford an abortion. This social issue leads the abortion debate down another heated debate: should the government fund abortions for the poor? Charles Murray, an advocate for government funded abortions, wrote "Illegitimacy is the single most important social problem of our time--more important than crime, drugs, poverty, welfare or homelessness, because it drives everything else." (Alcorn 125). In 1978, an amendment banned the use of federal funds for ...
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Italian Mafia - 1,293 words
The Mafia was first developed in Sicily in feudal times to protect the estates of landlords who were out of town. The word Mafia, derived from the Sicilian word, Mafioso, means family. Today, Mafia is a name which describes a loose association of criminal groups. These groups can be bound together by blood, oath or sworn secrecy. Many people had considered the Sicilian Mafia as the most ruthless mobsters of the twentieth century. By the nineteenth century, the Mafia had become known as a network of criminal thugs that dominated the Sicilian countryside. Members of the Mafia were bound by Omerta. Omerta, an Italian word, stands for a strict code of conduct. The code include avoiding all conta ...
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The Beast Within - 686 words
Lord of the Flies, awarded the Nobel Prize for literature is considered a modern classic. What makes this novel so interesting and realistic is the fact that it parallels with the real world. The point that Golding was trying to make was that evil is inside all of us. He used this novel to express to the readers his thoughts on the matter, which was that to defeat the evil inside yourself, you have to admit that it is there. Simon managed to face the beast inside him. But unfortunately, since the other boys still believed that the beast was a living, breathing creature, it resulted in the death of Simon. When comparing the characters in the book to real people, it is not hard to see the simi ...
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Steroids In Sports - 1,751 words
... Chill, euphoria, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, muscle cramps, headache, unexplained weight loss/gain, nausea and vomiting, vomiting blood, bone pains, depression, gallstone (Mishra, 4-5). Steroids effect on Adolescents: Steroids may stop the growth of the bones of the adolescents by closing the growth plates of the bones so kids will end up shorter than what they should have been (Anabolic steroids, 3). Psychological effects Moreover, steroids have psychological effects starting with aggression; many steroid users reported feeling higher levels of aggression behavior. Some reported mood swings and psychotic episodes, or so-called roid-range. Never the less, steroids users reported an addict ...
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Piracy In The 21st Century - 1,452 words
Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary defines piracy as, an act of robbery on the high seas or an act resembling such robbery (885). From this we can define software piracy as an act of robbery on the information superhighway. Many people do not see it as such. Even though the average person would never consider going into a convenience store and stealing a stick of gum, many have no qualms about stealing thousands of dollars worth of software. In a study done by the Canadian Alliance Against Software Theft, 43 percent of adult Canadians who were asked thought that pirating software for personal use was OK. This feeling has come about in several ways. Older computer users, with Unix backgro ...
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Socio-economic Change After World War I - 1,674 words
Many social, political and economic problems plagued the world at the end of World War I, leading people to search for alternative solutions. Coincidently as the war ended, Fascism was introduced to the masses. Fascism was everything the people looked for and wanted. It placed an emphasis on the nation as the center and regulator for all history and life, and on the indisputable authority of the leader behind whom the people were expected to form an unbreakable unity. (Britannica.com, 2.10.01) Before delving into the complication known as Fascism, we must look at the events that led up to its outbreak and instant popularity. Edmund Burke once stated, Social change is inevitable and desirable ...
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Male Consumer Advertisements And Buying Patterns Market Research - 1,018 words
... around or even an old cow. Well it is because that we are attracted to good-looking people and want to be around them. In addition, words have been removed from this ad altogether to reinforce the images without any distractions. Images take the form of words and theses directed combinations of images help involve in the ads that we look at (O'Niell, 1990). In addition, this ad also illustrates the use of transactional language that can be identified by the disclaimer in the lower right hand corner. The disclaimer indicated that this was an ad for Marlboro cigarettes. I remember some time ago when I purchased a watch because of an advertisement, which had a well-built man in a well-fitte ...
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Rogerian Legaliztion - 1,157 words
For Legalization The cannabis plant has been the topic of much debate throughout the history of this country. Many people don't know that it was not the effect of cannabis that originally spurred its banning. It was actually originally the work of the cotton industry who put big money behind illegalization for the plant's mind altering effects. The cotton industry was afraid that hemp, a product of the cannabis plant, would soon overpower the strong hold of cotton since it was a more durable textile that required less work, less ground depletion, and could be grown almost anywhere. Since the time when cannabis first became illegal it has been grouped with other narcotics as a counterpart. Th ...
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