Invasion Of Salvina Molesta Kariba Weed - 1,074 words
The plant Salvinia molesta , generally known as Giant Salvinia or Kariba weed, is a free floating pterophyta indigenous to south-east brazil (Julien et. al 1987). Today plants and animals are shipped, sometimes accidentally, all over the globe to zoos, botanical gardens, and for commercial and agricultural purposes. A small minority of alien plants, or introduced, species become ecological as well as economic disasters. Although they may have been innocuous in their native region, these species are transformed into aggressive pests or weeds that invade and dominate their new environment (Barrett 1989) Nowhere are these biological invasions more evident than in the rivers lakes and reservoirs ...
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Invasion Of Salvina Molesta Kariba Weed - 1,047 words
... the traditional transplanted method to direct seeding method was taking place particularly at Muda rice granary area. The increased usage of fertilizers resulted in the leaching of a certain amount of nutrients into the aquatic ecosystems. A fertilizer that is generally rich in phosphate and nitrate plays an important role in triggering the tremendous growth of floating weeds (Caffrey et. al 1996). A noticeable feature of rice fields that depend heavily on the use of fertilizer is the occurrence of massive infestation of floating plants such as Salvinia (Oliver 1993). Recently outbreaks of salvinia have been observed throughout the Southern United States. (Jacono 2000). It has been found ...
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Legalization Of Weed - 1,177 words
The concept of marijuana legalization has gone in and out of vogue over the past 20 years, as several states, either de jure or de facto, have decriminalized its possession and use. Some describe the cause of decriminalization in the 1970s as a wave of permissive liberalism. This is hardly the case, however. In the early 1970s, a presidential commission chaired by the former Republican governor of Pennsylvania, Raymond P. Schafer, called for federal decriminalization and eventual legalization, regulation, and control of marijuana (National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, 1972). The commission concluded that marijuana should be decriminalized. This was not interpreted as a license to ...
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Legalization Of Weed - 1,182 words
... stimate is itself an underestimate. The extent is difficult to determine because of the illegal nature of the trade; however, it is substantial. Emergency room mentions of marijuana and hashish have also increased dramatically, from 3,818 in 1985 to an estimated 8,200 in 1988 (NNICC, 1989). Note that there is a very high degree of concomitance associated with these figures. More than 80% of the mentions are in combination with other drugs (NIDA, 1988). Without a reliable count of the number of marijuana users, the full extent of the prohibition policy's failure is difficult to determine. The fact that 33% of the U.S. population 12 years of age or older, 65,748,000 people, admit to using ...
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Legalization Of Weed - 1,252 words
... h, proceeds from marijuana sales are kept in the underground economy. The profits go untaxed, and the money generated is kept off the books. Fortune magazine estimated the potential tax earnings from legal marijuana sales at $11 billion per year, and that only accounts for taxes on the marijuana, not including taxes on the income generated by the legal sellers, distributors, and producers (Kupfer, 1988). Some opponents of legalization argue that it is inappropriate for society to profit from drug use. Such a policy, it is argued, puts the state into the position of promoting drug use. Legalization supporters counter that people in general use drugs of one kind or another, mostly legal on ...
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Is Weed As Bad As They Say? - 1,273 words
Illegal drug use is a major problem in the world today. Millions of dollars are spent every year to prevent the distribution of drugs. All drugs is smuggled into the United States concealed in false compartments, fuel tanks, seats, tires of private and commercial vehicles, pickup trucks, vans, mobile homes, and horse trailers (Pierson. 12-8-01) Large shipments is usually smuggled in tractor-trailer trucks in false compartments and in bulk shipments, such as agricultural products. The government has created ways to cut down on drugs. Yet the drug crisis is greater today then ever. Marijuana is one the most widely used illegal drug. Over the past thirty years the government has condemned Marij ...
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History - 684 words
In ancient Mesopotamia there was a human of great powers. His name was Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is an ancient tale passed down orally from generation to generation in mesopotamia. David Ferry writes this version. The author reconstructs the epic tale on the ancient Mesopotamian ways of friendship, gods and goddesses, and immortality. The tales follow Gilgamesh on very dangerous journeys across ancient mesopotamia. Some symbolic battles are those with Huwawa, the demon of the beautiful Cedar forest, the bull of heaven which was sent by the goddess Ishtar in disgust, and the journey to Utnapishtims enormous compound. Through each battle and journey Gilgamish shows unique characteristics of humans ...
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Born into a wealthy and well- known family Patricia Hearst had luxuries that many kids never grow up with. She lived in a mansion and grew up in catholic schools. Her Parents Randolph and Catherine Hearst were strict with their five daughters. As Patty grew up she became more distant from her parents and decided to go to a public high school. There is where she met Steven Weed; he was a young teacher who had just graduated from Princeton University. He became her math tutor, but not long after their relationship turned intimate. Although she was only 17 and he was 23, they continued with their secret relationship. ( internet ) Their relationship continued into college where she went to Menlo ...
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Of Mice And Men - 1,025 words
Salinas Valley, California during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Lennie Small and his friend, George Milton, were forced to leave their homes because Lennie was accused of raping a girl from another town. The book begins with the two of them hiding from the angry townspeople. Lennie had a tendency to kill small, soft animals by accident; he was unaware of his own strength. This repeatedly leads to severe problems. George Milton - George is small, intelligent, dark of face, has restless eyes and sharp, strong features with every part of him defined. He is a cousin to Lennie and loves him very much. Always has to bail Lennie out of his troubles. Lennie Small - Lennie is unnaturally large a ...
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Of Mice And Men - 1,033 words
... inning Lennie's love, she leaves just as Slim comes in. Slim introduces George and Lennie to Carlson. After another short confrontation with Curley the men went to dinner. Slim's dog just had puppies and George asked if Lennie could have one. Slim said yes. After dinner Slim and George went back to the bunkhouse and sat down to play a game of cards while the men outside played horseshoes. George told Slim about the incident in Weed. Lennie had met this girl that was wearing a pretty red dress. He also had a problem where he has to touch things that he likes, so he innocently grabbed the dress. The girl started screaming because she got scared which scared Lennie. He held on tighter becau ...
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Koback And The Computer - 716 words
The September air was cool and crisp ass all the schools and colleges were just opening. Jeff Koback a college sophmore, was anxious to bein college. After his lengthy three month summer break. The only thing he couldnt stand was the workload, because he was lucky because last your he almost didnt pass. This year the only thing he wants is a computer because it would make life so much easier. Jeff began his first weekend since returning to college by waking up early around nine oclock in the morning took a shower, brushed his teeth, got dressed and drove to the At the bank he walked to the teller, and asked Can I cash this? The teller responded Yes you can, may I see your idenification, she ...
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Pakistan - 2,942 words
... ect to their approval, but even small price changes in consumer products are also dependent on their assessment. Either the mission is visiting the country and having meetings with various government departments, or the heads of these departments are rushing every week to Washington to plead for more time and/or money. This is reminiscent of countries like Brazil and Russia in the 80s and 90s when they were drowning in debt and faced mounting poverty. And did the IMF and World Banks policies help them recover? The answer is No. In fact they made the situation much worse. From 1980 to 1989 Brazil paid $148 billion in debt servicing on a loan of $ 64 Billion. Ten years later, havi ...
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Drug Abuse With Athletes - 1,302 words
Drugs have been a problem in our society for many years. They have been used and abused by many groups, including professional athletes. It is certainly quite common to hear about or read about athletes and drug use. Although drugs have a lengthy history of use by athletes, they have varied effects on the body and different preventions. Much of the world's supply of cocaine is produced in South America. Thousands of years ago, the ancient Incas of Peru chewed coca leaves because they made it possible for them to work in the high mountains of the land for longer periods of time. In the 1880's Bolivian soldiers were given the drug to help them gain endurance and overcome fatigue. It wasn't unt ...
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Of The Cloth - 934 words
William Trevor, Of the Cloth, New York, New York, The New Yorker, March 09, Of the Cloth is a contemporary work of short fiction set in the remote Irish community of Ennismolach County during the early summer of the year, nineteen hundred and ninety seven. The greater part of the story takes place in a small, stone rectory nestled among the green valleys and pasturelands that lie below the Irish mountain slopes. The author describes solitary hillsides, peaks and valleys, and a remnant of what once was a town. He describes empty homes, tumbled into weed ridden ruins, as their former residents chose to leave, pursuing the promise of a more prosperous life in the city. The author depicts, in de ...
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Bubles - 1,502 words
I got home this morning at 5:00. I left to go out at around 6:00 pm yesterday. What I did was not the most intelligent actions that could ever be done, but I must say I had the time of my life. It is almost a known fact that whenever one takes certain drugs, an interesting night is ahead of them. My night started out with four friends and a whole bunch of illegal mushrooms. My name is Erin, my friends that started with me on my journey are Meredith, Jacky, and Adam. Usually when consuming a psychedelic drug such as mushrooms, there is some sort of planning involved. There is the matter of finding them, and buying them, although in last nights case, this wasnt true. Adam sells the fungus as a ...
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Generationx - 736 words
The generation I am apart of is called Generation X and we are known as a sex crazed and drug-happy one, (that is what the generation ahead of us said.) I believe if that there ever was a generation as such it was the baby boomers; ever hear of Woodstock? They want to stereotype us and ignore to what we have to say. For some reason when we do what they did as teenagers we are bad but when they did it, it was experimenting. The problem I see with my generation is that no one takes us seriously. I had a very positive experience at a young age, because I was separated from children my own age and the family environment. I was placed in a group home at the age of twelve, right before I was set i ...
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Of Mice And Men - 972 words
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Transendentalism Through Franklin Emerson And Thoreau - 1,887 words
Daniel Higgins September13, 2000 Transcending Life by Adapting the Concepts of Franklin, Emerson, and Thoreau Everyone one of us struggles daily to survive in a manner befitting our individual beliefs, hopes, aspirations, dreams, and goals. There is not a universal code on how exactly we should go about doing this. Benjamin Franklin, Henry Thoreau, and Waldo Emerson were some of the most unique thinkers influencing the way of thinking in America. Their concepts where simplistic in nature, with underlying themes based on Transcendentalism. Transcendentalism is defined as an individual transcending their senses and gaining a better understanding of beauty, good, and truth through activities su ...
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Comparison Of In A Glass House And Lives Of The Saints By Ninno Ricci - 1,382 words
Child has been taught from the beginning that the family is sacred, and is the most important thing in the life of every person. Family can give what no one else can give: love, protection, and it shapes a person's identity from the birth. Very often parents are judged by the way their child behaves, however there is a huge number of disordered families. Lack of a parent or unstopping abuse and arguments can cause a child's personality to change, in most cases, in a bad way. Children like that are unsocial, lonely, misbehaved and sometimes are full of hatred towards themselves. So does the character from the novels, Lives of the Saints and In a Glass House, written by Nino Ricci. These two e ...
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Legalization Of Marijuana - 867 words
Legalization of Marijuana (Cannabis) is highly logical in a day where alcohol and tobacco products, (although restricted by age) are available to millions of people every day. Someone has to wonder why there is such controversy about the proposal to legalize marijuana. Cannabis would benefit the economy enabling new jobs in the U.S. The sale of Cannibas would benefit the government as well with a tax. Being an illegal drug Cannabis has more helpful causes than Of course, there are many arguments for both sides of this debated issue. Nonetheless, Marijuana is no more harmful than alcohol and tobacco products and in some cases, marijuana has already proven to be medicaly helpful. Marijuana, a ...
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