Ice Age Extinctions Of The Megafauna - 1,635 words
ICE AGE EXTINCTIONS OF THE MEGAFAUNA During the last Ice Age before humans arrived, the North American continent belonged to various forms of enormous, fantastic creatures. By the end of the Ice Age, most of these large animals had become extinct. Numerous attempts have been made to explain the disappearance of these animals, but there has yet to be a consensus. Among the theories that have been debated, two are predominant. They are the climatic change theory, and the overkill theory. The climatic change theory advocates the idea that the global warming, which brought about the end of the Ice Age, caused the animals to die off. The other is the overkill theory, which maintains that humans, ...
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Gay Teens In High School - 1,048 words
One gay man remembers his high school years as filled with intense loneliness, fear and self-hatred. Another recalls spending every lunch period in a bathroom stall. A lesbian recollects her bottling up all her emotions and silencing all spontaneous gestures, terrified of saying or doing anything to betray her own secret. Unusual memories? Not at all. Most gay people, and many of todays gay teens in high school, can describe similar tales. In most teenagers lives, they experience a wonderful four years of high school; but gay teenagers experience something much different. These students go through school trying to fit in and just be accepted by the society around them. In many cases, there i ...
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Gay Teens In High School - 1,072 words
... ithin the family. The students feelings of discomfort and isolation are reinforced as their schools further perpetuate the myth of their nonexistence. (Lopes, Paula: interview 31 Jan. 2000) The lack of knowledge of gay and lesbian students is a major role that society holds on keeping them in the closet. Some myths are: All gay people have HIV/AIDS, If you stand next to a gay person you will become gay, and Gay people are always trying to recruit other people. (Katz, Jonathan 103) For the students that are out and in high school, we should applaud them. These teenagers had the strength to overcome all of the negative aspects, which kept them from coming out. But, we do have to look at bo ...
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The Whitmans - 1,119 words
... uing white colonization of the Oregon Country was closing the connections between the Cayuse Indians and the Whitman mission. With the number of whites now living in the former Cayuse land came many diseases that were unfamiliar to the Indians. Common sicknesses that whites were accustomed to were killing the Natives. The Cayuse became unresponsive to the Whitmans because the couple helped the people who were killing them. In 1847, Narcissa said something about the continued white settlement. the poor Indians are amazed at the overwhelming numbers of Americans coming into the country... They seem not to know what to make of it (Burns and Ives). In 1847, a spread of measels infected both ...
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The Russian Navy - 1,623 words
The White Sea and the Barents Sea have been of importance to the Russian merchant fleet ever since the 15th century. Because of this, Russias Navy has always been an important part of the Russian Military. The matter of access to ice free harbors in the north became even more important after Germany became a significant naval power in the Baltic Sea. Events during World War I increased the importance of the Kola Peninsula to Russia very much. The Kola Peninsula and the White sea played an vital role in the movement of military supplies to Russia. A naval force dedicated especially to the northern region was established shortly after the outbreak of World War I. This fleet is now know as The ...
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Makah Indians And Whaling - 1,242 words
The Makah Indian Whaling: Indigenous Right or For hundreds of centuries, the Makah Indians have revolved their culture and traditions around whaling. It has been part of their tradition as long as the tribe has ever existed. In the early part of this century the Makah voluntarily abandoned the whale hunt in recognition of the precarious situation of the gray whale. When the whale was listed as an endangered species in 1969 the hunt was officially banned. The Makah were formally forced to give up whaling. After seventy years, however, the Makah are once again in a position to whale. They wish to do so on the basis of the importance of whaling to their traditional culture. This wish, however, ...
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Parasitic Diseases - 1,649 words
... on't know anyone in particular who has had a parasitic disease, or at least is willing to admit to having one, I will breifly go over some of what I know and have heard about these diseases. Additionally, as this topic of this paper is to go over some general knowledge about parasitic diseases, it shall be written in an informal manner, adn may stray off topic, for the sake of style and maintanance of an informal essay. To begin, I formerly found it very odd that there even be a distinction between diseases caused by parasites and those caused by normal pathogens. In fact, it seems unusual that we shoudl distinguish between parasites and any other agents of disease, as most diseases seem ...
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Drs Fatiga - 557 words
So how are you today? Here some bull*censored*... McCains 44. Alan Keyes garnered just 3 percent. Exit polls show that as in this years earlier GOP contests Bush continues to outperform McCain among Republican voters. While McCain rode to an upset win in Michigan last week on a surge of support from Democratic and independent voters, Virginias requirement that voters sign a pledge of loyalty to the GOP kept Democrats away from this open The voters of Virginia rejected the politics of pitting one religion against another, Bush said in a swipe at McCain. This campaign is winning and were doing it the right way. We are uniting our party without abandoning our principles. We are expanding our ...
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Pillaging Nature - 708 words
I read Edward Hoaglands essay The Courage of Turtles. I like turtles so I decided to right my essay on the related to ecological issue in Hoaglands essay. Another essay that I read for English is Malcolm Xs A Homemade Education. I think that Malcolm has some ideas in his essay that is related to Hoaglands essay, so I will include a quote from Malcolms essay. Turtles are interesting creatures, or as Hoagland puts it "personable beast." These beasts are part of an ecological system around a pond or lake. Ecological systems are sensitive to change. Take away a piece of the ecological system, such as turtles, the system will disintegrate rapidly. This happened in a small lake not to far away fro ...
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Water Resourse - 1,858 words
... fer advice on retrofitting with water-efficient fixtures, and distribute two free faucet aerators and two free low-flow showerheads. Landlords are notified of leaks and given 3 days to repair them and have the repair confirmed. New York City has made over 60,000 of these inspections, eliminating more than 4 Mgal/d in leaks (RMI, 1991). A Toilet Rebate Program was initiated on August 1, 1994. Residents can file an application for a rebate if they have had a new water-conserving toilet installed by a New York City licensed plumbing company. New York City has also installed magnetic locking hydrant caps to deter people from turning on hydrants in the summer. The new locked hydrants not only ...
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Jury Selection Bias - 1,310 words
... e blacks comprise 4.5% of the population countywide. The court maintained that the Sixth Amendment right of a fair trial does not limit governments ability to define the community from which jurors are selected. Albert J. Menaster, a Los Angeles Deputy Public Defender, stated that the decision on trial transfers conflicted with the historic American legal tradition of trying cases in the community where a crime occurred..giving the defendant a trial by peers and the immediate community a direct role in the case (Los Angeles Times, San Diego County Edition, Nov. 1989). The African American people are a minority to begin with, but to take a black man and locate his trial in an area of even ...
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Ms - 1,366 words
... udes 115,000 part- timers) won all major issues. The issues included: 20,000 full-time job opportunities for part-timers, including 10,000 new full-time jobs created from existing part-time positions; new limits on subcontracting; the largest-ever wages raises and major increases in pensions under the existing Teamster plans; and new job safety protections (The Teamster, October 1997). At the time of the strike, House Speaker Newt Gingrich attempted to use tactics similar to those applied by Ronald Reagan during the PATCO labor movement. The Teamster (October 1997) reported that Gingrich and other Republican leaders wanted to retaliate against the labor movement. Some of the attacks cons ...
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The Death Penalty - 1,094 words
A number of people believe that the Death Penalty isnt necessary to deliver justice to the victims and their families, but on the other hand there are some who believe capitol punishment is primary to our justice system. In the United States capitol punishment is a controversy in of itself. On both sides there are people who pursue to validify there points like boxers proving their strength over their opponent; They all have a point to be heard. The issues at hand are the cost of the Death Penalty process, moral qualms, and the true deterrent factor of the Death Penalty. The Death Penalty is a subject that has been confronted intensely for the past twenty years, and the fact is that both sid ...
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A Little Short Of Now - 444 words
THE ROLLING QUAKE hit about 10:55 a.m. and sent people pouring out of Seattle City Hall and from skyscrapers throughout the city as it continued for nearly 30 seconds before subsiding. Windows shattered in some buildings and debris and bricks loosened from buildings cascaded onto sidewalks and some city streets. Frightened residents said they could hear metal grinding as the citys famed Space Needle rocked to-and-fro, though the buildings owner later said it apparently came through the quake unscathed. Seattles Haborview Medical Center reported treating at least 29 people for quake-related injuries, four of whom were in critical condition. It said the injuries ranged from crushing injuries, ...
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Assisted Suicide Or Euthanasia - 1,691 words
On July 26, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld decisions in New York and Washington State that criminalized assisted suicide. As of April 1999, physicians-assisted suicide is illegal in all but a couple of states. Over thirty states have established laws prohibiting assisted suicide, and of those who dont have statues, a number of them prohibit it through common law. In Michigan, Jack Kevorkian was initially charged with violating the state statue. He was charged with first-degree murder and delivering a controlled substance without a license. The assisted suicide charge was dropped, however, he was eventually convicted of second-degree murder and delivering a controlled substan ...
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Capital Punishment - 1,256 words
Capital Punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty. In the United States capital punishment is legal in thirty-nine of the fifty states. Beginning in 1973, prison populations began an inevitable growth. There were 204,211 inmates in 1973, and by 1977 the number of prisoners had grown to 285,456, which later grew to 315,974 in 1980. By 1976, it was clear that the death penalty had to be reinstated. America's twenty-one year experiment with capital punishment has resulted in a total of 392 executions, seventy eight of which took place in 1996 alone. Of these only thirty-four were federal cases, out of which thirty two were male and only two were female. Every year about 15,000 kil ...
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Rugs And Abuse - 1,455 words
... n one looks at the carcinogens produced when tobacco leaves are smoked. The chemicals found in a cigarette are by far more detrimental to one's health than the nicotine itself. Long term use of nicotine by smoking can lead to coronary artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema), and cancers of the mouth, throat, and lung (Perrine, 1996). Nicotine can be ingested by other means that are not as bad as smoking tobacco; some of these methods are the nicotine patch, chewing tobacco, and betel. Another stimulate, caffeine, is one of the most commonly overlooked drugs on the market. As it completely legal all over the world, there is no societal argument for the intake of ...
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Attitudes Of Chinese Immigrants In The U.s. - 969 words
Attitudes about personal interest and career choices are influenced by a persons culture and age. I want to be a pilot. I want to a lawyer. Younger generations always decide their interest and what they want to do as their career based on their own benefit. Observing from the past in the U.S., very limited opportunity is offered to the Chinese immigrants. They might consider if they can do it, in stead of if they want to do it or not. Regardless of what education level they possessed most of the Chinese immigrant work as a waiter, waitress or some low paid jobs. However, the Chinese immigrants position in U.S. community is changing these years. Chinese immigrants are being appreciable in the ...
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Communications Technology: Global Information Infrastructure - 2,343 words
Introduction We are in the midst of a global information revolution driven by the convergence and proliferation of information and communication technologies. The telecommunications sector is changing at warp speed, driven by technological innovation that results in new equipment and services, and also by new entrants and alliances between companies with experience in a wide range of information industries from telecommunications to broadcasting to computer hardware and software to publishing. Three major trends are driving these changes: the rapid introduction of new technologies and services; the restructuring of the telecommunications sector; and globalization of economies and of communic ...
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Health Aspects Of Cocoa - 1,439 words
Thesis: The development and distribution of cocoa has had a positive effect on today's society because of it's active role in daily health. I. History of Cocoa A. Kakahutal Mayan and Aztec Culture B. Introduction to Europe C. Cocoa Press II. Mental and Physical Health A. Migraines B. Cholesterol 1. Stearic Acid 2. Oleic Acid 3. Flavonoids C. Premenstrual Syndrome D. Kidney Stones E. Chemical Craving Theories 1. Theobromine 2. Phenylithylamine 3. Endorphins Chocolate, one America's top industry's. We produce more chocolate and chocolate products than any other country, over 2.9 billion pounds a year. There has been much controversy about the lack of nutritional value of in it's contents, yet ...
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