Catch 22 - 1,296 words
The name of the novel I read is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. This novels uniqueness makes it hard to classify but I would classify it as an anti-war novel. The main theme of the novel is one of hope and freedom from the barbaric grasp of war. Heller uses World War II as an almost invisible framework in which he places a number of vaguely related stories presented in no particular chronological order, although the final narrative does tie them all together. Catch-22 was written in a very comical style. It displays the foolishness of wars and the inherent violence and idiotic bureaucracy while eliminating the glory, honor and graphic depictions so often included in wartime novels. Heller uses lo ...
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Private Ownership Of Guns - 577 words
Topics for conversation in this report will include: Gun control assumes some fundamental things to hold true. It assumes that all people are law abiding, responsible, and well intended; we know this is not the case or their would not be a gun debate. Since the above does not hold true we have markets that will work against gun control, called Black Markets. Gun control works for the normal market, where there is a series of checks and balances to keep guns out of the hands of known criminals and people with mental disorders through background checks and waiting periods. What happens with the people that are not allowed to buy a gun because of their background? They say OK and are kept from ...
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Epic Of Gilgamesh - 3,001 words
... . Guns and violence are not just found in schools. In the state of Louisiana and Texas, more people now die from gunshot wounds than from car accidents. Since 1980 the citys homicide rate has doubled. These violent outrages are spurred on by deadly convergence of gangs, drugs, and even more assault weaponry. Juvenile arrests in our nation for homicides climbed from six to over one hundred in one year alone (Hull, 1993). Police have complained about being outgunned by drug dealers with Uzis and AR-15s (Lamar, 1989). The idea of having a gun has now moved from the drug scene, and currently infects a large segment of young people. Law enforcement officials would also like more restrictions ...
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The Drug Debate - 945 words
For over twenty years the drug debate has been argued over and over. The drug war in the United States has been historically seen as a costly, yet necessary component of public policy; a policy that has been under substantial political fire for years. As we enter a new century, many are reconsidering their feelings towards the drug war. Critics cite the billions of dollars spent every year as well as the overflowing prison problem as reasons to cut back, and even legalize some or all recreational drugs. Those who are in favor of the war on drugs encourage its funding and continuation because of the perceived link between drugs and crime, and the detrimental health effects and medical economi ...
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Prohibition - 1,330 words
As under a spell, the people had suffered this act to be brought to its fatal conclusion, but with the first touch of cold reality the charm was undone, and the law appeared in its true aspect. Brought about by the Eighteenth Amendment and enforced through the Volstead Act, lasted for over a decade. Despite a growing lack of public support for both Prohibition and restraint itself, the ban on alcohol continued throughout the United Statesat least in the law books. In practice, however, National Prohibition was much less effective than restraint and Prohibition leaders had hoped, in the end causing more problems than it solved. Once passed, Prohibition directly led to the increase in crime an ...
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Gun Control - 1,526 words
In addressing new laws of gun control, one has to look at both sides of the argument. How will new guns laws affect violence in schools and on the streets? How do loyal, law-abiding gun owners feel about these new laws. These news laws are set as all sales of firearms must be registered, all purchasers must be licensed, and no individual may purchase more than one gun per month. There will always be arguments on both sides on such controversial laws like these. Pros and Cons can be thrown about every which way from decreasing school violence, to breaking the law of the second amendment. It can be easy to take sides, but one must look to both sides' arguments before reasoning. The gun control ...
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Hurry Up - 1,160 words
... from hemp (8). Hempseed oil can also be used for lighting, and was at one time, the most popular fuel of choice for this purpose. Futuristic US citizens, such as Henry Ford, envisioned a nation powered by organic, renewal Bio Mass Energy derived from hemp. Its demise was realized as the large monopolies were negotiating their rise to power (8). So how did this gift from God, this plant that served as legal currency become illegal? Why? Many factors came together, which eventually ended up yanking hemp out of its vital role as an American staple. As more and more corporate mergers saw industries folded into a handful of giants, the U.S. federal government gave control of most domestic te ...
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Gun Control Misc - 933 words
"I say all guns are good guns. There are no bad guns. I say the whole nation should be an armed nation. Period. This rather bold statement was made by Joseph Foss, former Governor, and current President of the NRA, or National Rifle Association (Lacayo 16). I could not disagree more. The NRA is a special interest group known by many. As a lobbyist organization, the NRA has a current main objective of protecting American citizens' rights, to possess and operate a firearm, form being violated by gun control laws. The same laws that 69 percent of the public support laws pushing for the stronger control of handguns and assault weapons (Gunfree). One of the NRA's main weapons in this crusade is t ...
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Legalization Of Marijuana Misc - 1,129 words
... e of the nation's leading ocular pathologists" (Brazaitis unknown). Later in Randall's life he discovered by accident that smoking marijuana not only lessened the strain on his eyes, but eliminated the tricolored halos that marred his vision. Randall didn't believe that smoking an illegal drug could stop the deterioration of his precious eyesight. Then after six months of trial and error, he became a believer. Randall began to grow his own marijuana, due to the fact that he could not afford the street price for it. He pleaded not guilty on previously unheard of grounds of medical necessity. He petitioned his government for help. In November 1976, Randall became the first American to gain ...
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5 Year Plan - 4,260 words
An analysis of companys strengths An analysis of companys weaknesses An analysis of companys opportunities Analysis of Major Competitors in the Field Expansion Strategy for the Future Five Years Expansion Strategy for the Future Five Years Expansion Strategy for the Future Five Years Growth Forecasts for Years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 For over thirty years, Star Appliances Inc. has been helping people to manage their homes. Today, Star Appliances Inc. is one of the major competitors in the household industry and one of the most selling brand in America. Achieve technology excellence in current and future generations of products, processes, and services. Develop innovations by cre ...
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Problematic Solutions - 1,217 words
With the New Year approaching great change will undoubtedly accompany the new millennium. Changes in technology and the arts will emerge naturally but as the times change it is our responsibility to ensure that social policies are designed to best benefit society. Drugs, crime, violence, poverty, and illiteracy are all rising at amazing speeds and this indicates a problem in our current social policy. While there are many possible reasons for these problems the corresponding rise in white illegitimacy is the largest factor. Charles Murray identified this problem in an article in the Wall Street Journal. He came up with possible solutions that he felt would cure this societal illness. His sug ...
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God - 1,215 words
... handgun killings per 100,000 people compared to 4108 in the U.S. over the period of 1977-1983" . They also noted that the "American murder rates for handguns are higher than the total Canadian homicide rate"(249). According to Sproule and Kennett, "Canada's favourable situation regarding murder relative to the United States is to a large measure the result of Canadian gun control, and Canadians must be vigilant against any erosion of our gun control The works cited above are based on research done by experts and scholars in the field of gun control and violence. Examining the above materials can identify similarities and differences found in the various cited sources, such arguments for ...
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Drug Trafficking Between Us And South America - 1,575 words
Approaching and addressing international drug issues in 1999 is not a simple task due to numerous contradictions that involve the inherent nature of economics, politics, culture, and individual ideologies. The normal attributes of drugs, as well as the changing characteristics of these mind-altering substances, makes them the center of complex studies that end up producing contradictory and inconclusive reports. Furthermore, confusion results from the study of available literature due to moral prejudices and sensationalism by journalists. There is a scarcity of serious, objective research as well as a lack of reliable data. Moreover, discourses corresponding to specific economic and politica ...
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Prohibition - 1,564 words
Prohibition did not achieve its goals. Instead, it added to the problems it was intended to solve (Thorton 15). On the midnight of January 16, 1920, one of the personal habits and customs of most Americans came to a halt. The Eighteenth Amendment was put into affect and all importing, exporting, transporting, selling, and manufacturing of intoxicating liquor was put to an end. Shortly following the enactment of the Eighteenth Amendment, the National Prohibition Act, or the Volstead Act, as it was called because of its author, Andrew J. Volstead, was put into effect. This determined intoxicating liquor as anything having an alcoholic content of more than 0.5 percent, omitting alcohol used for ...
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Serial Killers - 1,952 words
In 1984, International Association of Forensic Sciences, FBI Special Agent Robert K Ressler and several of his colleagues produced a paper listing the following 'general characteristics" of serial sex murderers: They tend to be intelligent and have IQ's in the 'bright normal' range. In spite of their high IQ's, they do poorly in school, have a hard time holding down jobs, and often work as unskilled laborers. They tend to come from markedly unstable families. Typically, they are abandoned as children by their fathers and raised by domineering mothers. Their families often have past criminal, psychiatric, and alcoholic histories. They hate their fathers. They hate their mothers. They ar ...
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Steriods - 1,667 words
Anabolic steroids are synthetic coumpounds formulated to be like the male sex hormone testosterone. Many athletes use anabolic steroids male and female alike, such as body builders , weightlifters, baseball players, football players, swimmers, and runners. They do so because they mistakenly believe that In a male testosterone is released by the leydig cells in the testes. The testosterone has two main functions androgenic and anabolic. Androgenic is the development of male sex characteristics. Anabolic is the development of To treat patients who suffer from a natural lack of testosterone pharmacoligists alter one form of testosterone slightly, increasing th length of time the drug is active. ...
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If Merijuana Were To Be Legal - 789 words
If Marijuana Were To Be Legal Drugs are a major influential force in our country today. The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control it or even solve it. Ending the drug war seems to be a bit impossible. The war on drugs seems to be accomplishing a lot but this is not true. Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing marijuana would increase the amount of use, marijuana should be legalized because it will reduce the great amounts of money spent on enforcement and it will increase our country's revenue. There are also many benefits th ...
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Alcoholism - 573 words
Alcohol is a legal drug and is readily available, yet alcohol is more powerful and addictive than most drugs in the black market. It is also found in almost every society. Alcohol has been defined as the inability of a person to guarantee its behavior after the first drink. Unlike stimulants, alcohol depresses the functioning of the nervous system beginning with the first drink. Alcoholism is found through addiction, dependence, depression, and also genetically, but relates to severe damage to most parts of the body, illness, and disease. The majority of people who drink alcohol drink it to feel good, to blot out bad feelings, or to become more relaxed. One cause of alcoholism is that people ...
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Nazi - 1,573 words
... is told them they had to rounder up for resett lement. One firing-squad commander later described how Nazi treated Jews during these round-ups: They requested Jews to hand over their valuables to the leaders of the unit and shortly before the execution to surrender their outer clothing. The men, women, and children were led to a place of execution which in most cases found lacated next to a more deeply excavated... ditch. There they got shot, kneeling or standing, and the corpses thrown into a ditch. During these massacres, the victims became usually machinegunned to death (Merkl 203-6). They got Killed either incide the huge pits or along the edges. Some though got buried alive. Some ex ...
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Xtc Vs Soma - 653 words
A Brave New World is Aldous Huxleys prediction for six hundred years in the future. In this surreal land everyone belongs to everyone else, and in theory everyone is happy. When any character is unhappy or feeling upset about something they are encouraged to take a drug called Soma. This drug can be compared to modern-day drugs such as Prozac, and the controlled substance methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), better knows as Ecstasy. Soma is a wonder pill from Aldous Huxley's Brave New World that takes away all the pain and makes you think and feel nothing. All characters in the novel take Soma to, Take a holiday form reality whenever you like, and come back without so mush as a headache or ...
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