Sound Progressexxon Valdez 5 Pgs - 1,265 words
The Exxon Valdez oil spill in the Prince William Sound of Alaska proved to be a disaster on many levels. The coastline, wildlife, and people of the all area were all devastated by the spill. Ten years later, the area is showing remarkable progress. Because of the cleanup efforts and new regulations, the Sound is getting ever closer to recovery. A few minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989, the T/V Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. A few minutes later the coast guard received a radio message from the ships captain, Joseph Hazelwood: Weve fetched up ah hard aground north of Goose Island off Bligh Reef, and ah evidently leaking some oil. Were going to be here ...
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Effects Of Free Agency In Sports - 1,866 words
Professional baseball is in a state of turmoil. While the National Basketball Association and the National Football League are prospering, America's "favorite" pastime is faltering. It is no coincidence that this downward spiral began in 1976. That year the court decided in favor of Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally, two pitchers fighting for their own free agency (Burns and Ward, Art. 10). Free agency grants players the ability to choose what team they want to play for once their contract expires. Prior to this case players were confined to stay with their original team. They only changed teams if they were traded (Worsnop, Art. 83). Once Messersmith and McNally won their case, twenty-four ...
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Equal Pay - 1,688 words
Pay equity means of eliminating sex and race discrimination in the wage-setting system. The wage gap is currently at 73 cents to the dollar. That means the wage gap has narrowed by less than a half penny per year. There are currently two laws that protect against wage discrimination, The Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits unequal pay or substantially equal work performed by men and women. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits wage discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin. Pay equity is a benefit for everyone. Women and people of color should not be in fear of asking how much someone else is making or to question, why they arent making a c ...
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To Kill A Mockingbird - 1,260 words
... ," he does not lie to her and tells her the truth. He also warns her that it might not end soon (Telgen 287). Atticus once warned his children that " [that a mob is always made up of people, no matter what]" (Johnson "The Secret Courts of Mens Hearts" 134). Atticus does not approve of the Ewells because they are trash, and Scout never heard her father talk about people the way he did about the Ewells (Lubert 2). "Atticus tells his children that any man who takes advantage of a black man is trash" (Telgen 292). Atticus decides to defend Mr. Robinson because he believes it is the right thing to do even if it may not be in his best interest to do so. At the Tom Robinson trial, Atticus did t ...
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Premarital Sex - 1,033 words
During the twentieth century, premarital sex has become an important issue. Sexual abstinence was the normal society lifestyle until the late 1950s. Most men and women would not have ever slept with another person out of wedlock. While this sexual abstinence lifestyle was in effect, a mentality of independence struck the adolescence of the United States. They felt as though they must engage in sexual activity, just to defy societys view of what was morally right. The reason sexual abstinence is an issue today is because many people claim premarital sex is wrong. People base their opinions on what the Bible has said. When the Bible is used to justify any means of behavior, it usually becomes ...
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Premarital Sex - 1,064 words
... ld remain pure. The true sense of the word pure as defined by Zondervan Study Bible is, to be free from all taint of that which is lewd. Contemporary teachings say that it is all right for committed individuals to participate in sexual intimacy, even if they are not married. This idea is contrary to Gods teachings in the Bible. The Bible claims many times over that God prohibits sexual relations with anyone who is not a lawful spouse. The Protestant Church focuses on these matters as the reasons not to engage in sexual activity before marriage. There are many other nations that use other sources to define their terms of sexual morality, or lack there of. In a study done by the Journal of ...
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Drug Trafficking Between Us And South America - 1,530 words
... ashingtons priority of speeding up border crossings has led to a neglect of the already shrinking interdiction process. DEA agents feel powerless because their requests to mount special operations south of the border including attempts to gain information regarding Mexican politicians corruption by Mexican cartels- are denied due to the current administrations intent to avoid displeasure by the government in Mexico City. In late 1996, the Juarez Cartel, Mexicos most powerful drug trafficking organization, was revealed as the chief instigator in a bribing scandal involving Mexican drug czar General Jesus Gutierrez Rebeollo. The following spring, further corruption within the Mexican gove ...
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Chilvarly - 1,509 words
... or leave friends, children, or anyone else they love behind. Therefore, C Chivalry is alive. A.R.G. Conditions Conductive Argument P1 A- known to be a priori true R- positive relevance P2 A- matter of common knowledge R- positive relevance P3 A- matter of common knowledge R- positive relevance P4 A-known to a priori true R- positive relevance P5 A- matter of common knowledge R- positive relevance P 1-5 G- all grounds for cogent argument Counter Argument P1 A- Highly refutable, not acceptable R- positive relevance P2 A- premise is refutable on the basis of common knowledge R- positive relevance P3 A- highly refutable R- positive relevance P4 A- vague or ambiguous, not acceptable R- positi ...
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Affluenza An American Epidemic - 805 words
Affluenza is an epidemic which effects millions of people in the United States. Until this century [20th], to consume was considered a bad thing says Jeremy Rifkin an expert on affluenza ( Gross ). The victims of affluenza are consumers who work long hours at a job they hate so they can buy things which they dont need ( Fight Club ). Like AIDS, affluenza has spread quickly throughout the United States showing no prejudice of race, sex or color. However, unlike AIDS, affluenza is a compulsive addiction to shopping, which can be cured by spending less time consuming and more time enjoying As the majority of parents work longer hours then other parents did in the past to support their families, ...
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Wealth - 1,342 words
As our economy grows and becomes more productive as well as more prosperous, it is evident that the profits only benefit a few people. The middle and lower classes seem to be the victims in Americas magnifying wealth-gap. Wealth is the abidance of valuable possessions as well as of money. The wealth-gap is the difference in income and prosperity between the rich and the poor. Our wealth-gap widens due to taxation differences, investment differences in stocks and bonds, and the unfair job opportunities in the manufacturing trade industry. A person is considered wealthy when their income is substantially larger than that of the average person in their community. Society encourages everyone to ...
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Angelsa Ashes - 1,783 words
... The trials and tribulations that Frank had to go through to receive his first Holy Communion was an ordeal in itself. Now on his special day, his grandmother makes a spectacle out of him. But these problems were minor. Every child goes through embarrassing moments in their life, but Frank's problems with the Church continued. Frank never received the same opportunities that other children had. On two different times, the Church slammed the door on Frank's face. We don't have room for him says Brother Murray and closes the door in our faces. Mam turns away from the door and it's a long silent walk home. She takes off her coat, makes tea, sits by the fire. Listen to me she says. Are you l ...
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Validity Of Bible - 1,507 words
... simpler doctrine to follow. After a period of time, these people learned how to read the deeper meanings within the text. Thiering takes many of the supernatural events that occur in the New Testament and interprets their meaning. There are many references to the miracles involving Jesus in the New Testament. For example, there is the virgin birth, the feeding of 5,000 people, and the Resurrection (Matt. 1:23, Jn. 14:17-21, Jn. 20:9). In the story of the feeding of 5,000 people, Jesus takes five loaves of bread and feeds 5,000 people. Thiering asserts that the five loaves of bread represents the Sacred Meal given by the Levites. The Levites were a descendents from the tribe of Levi who w ...
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Whos Who - 1,307 words
Have you ever heard the saying, no two people are alike? Well what if that statement was to be made false? Imagine you are walking down the street and you accidentally bump into some body and you look up to you realize that you are apologizing to yourself. How would you feel if you were looking at yourself with no mirror? If we leave it up to the government you could very well be put into that situation. Is cloning ethical or unethical? I believe that cloning is unethical and should be stopped. If there were supposed to be two of a person than their mother would have had twins. Cloning is like playing God and we all know that we cant be God so why try to be something we are not? In a religio ...
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Proof Of The Existence Of God - 3,104 words
The Case For The Existence of God by John Doe, Ph.D. Introduction Either God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle ground. Any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a "moot" question, for if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. If He does exist, then there is an eternal heaven to be gained (Hebrews 11:16) and an eternal Hell to be avoided (Revelation 21:8). The question for God's existence is an extremely important one. One might wonder why it is necessary to present evidence for the existence of God. As Edward Thomson so beautifully stated it ...
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Gun Control - 1,142 words
"In order to reduce gun vilolence in the U.S., there should be stricter gun regulation." Violence and crime in today's society is inevitable. Human nature is full of hatred, jealousy, and chaos. Throwing guns into the equation adds security for some, and vulnerability for others. Gun regulation is a topic of debate that has been going on for years and looks to be going on for many more to come. Although, each side of the issue seems to have a possibility of security for all, a healthy median of both sides proves to be hard to come by. On the side of no gun regulation, advocates explain that a concealed handgun provides safety, and that people who defend themselves (with guns) may indirectly ...
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Presence Of A God - 1,902 words
Either God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle ground. Any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a simple clear cut question, for if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. If He does exist, then there is an eternal heaven to be gained (Hebrews 11:16) and an eternal Hell to be avoided (Revelation 21:8). The question for God's existence is an extremely important one. One might wonder why it is necessary to present evidence for the existence of God. As Edward Thomson so beautifully stated it: "...the doctrine of the one living and true God, Creat ...
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Presence Of A God - 2,916 words
Either God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle ground. Any attempt to remain neutral in relation to God's existence is automatically synonymous with unbelief. It is far from a "moot" question, for if God does exist, then nothing else really matters; if He does not exist, then nothing really matters at all. If He does exist, then there is an eternal heaven to be gained (Hebrews 11:16) and an eternal Hell to be avoided (Revelation 21:8). The question for God's existence is an extremely important one. One might wonder why it is necessary to present evidence for the existence of God. As Edward Thomson so beautifully stated it: "...the doctrine of the one living and true God, Creator, Preser ...
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Separation Of School And State - 1,164 words
... he words (dc 146). A libertarian stated, There is a huge move toward more religious expression among students during the school day. Schools need to make policies so that people will understand the boundaries (Van Biema 61). There are two documentsthat protect and limit prayer in public schools. The obvious one would be the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights; the less known one is the Equal Access Act. This document reads that all federally funded schools have to allow religious meetings if they also host other clubs, not related to the curriculum (Newcomb 1). Contrary to what many think, prayer is, in fact, allowed in the public school system, school houses, at the flag pole, in studen ...
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Exxon Valdez - 1,681 words
On March 24, 1989 at 4 minutes past midnight, the oil tanker ExxonValdez struck a reef in Alaska's breath-taking Prince William Sound. Instantaneously, the quiet waters of the sound became a sea of black. "We've fetched up - ah - hard aground north of Goose Island off Bligh Reef, and - ah - evidently leaking some oil," Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the ship, radioed the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office back in Valdez. That "some oil" turned out to be a total of 11,000,000 gallons of crude oil leaking from the ruptured hull of the ship. By the time a containment effort was put forth, a weather storm had helped to spread the oil as much as three feet thick across 1,400 miles of beaches. A littl ...
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Beach Erosiona Problem For All - 746 words
Living only a few miles from the great Atlantic Ocean, the beach is a place where I have spent many days of my life. I have watched tremendous storms with powerful surf and fierce winds eat away the shoreline. But, to society there is no cost comparable to beachs pleasures. It seems in the 1990s everyone wants that exclusive ocean view, but few realize the potential costs in lives, money, and property. And the ultimate cost of such coastal development, experts say, is the beach itself. (Warren, 1999, p.1) Many lives have been lost to erosion. From houses lost in the surf to giant waves crashing through town. A tragedy like this happened in Galveston, Texas. A hurricane hit this small town i ...
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