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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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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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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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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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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Media The Power To Make Or Break A Nation - 1,769 words
"Communication remains God's great gift to humanity without which we cannot be truly human, reflecting God's image." (Caaberal, 1993, 44) Freedom of speech is a right of individuals as they possess their own free will. Because of their free will, individuals have expressed their thoughts, desires, and aspirations through the mass media. Communicating freely with other affirms the dignity and worth of each and every member of society. Freedom of expression is essential in the attainment and advancement of knowledge. Communication brings forth various ideas and information. People today are better informed and more enlightened thanks to thriving press freedom and expanding mass media here and ...
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Gypsies - 791 words
Our history books are full of ethnic and religious groups who have been mistreated. However, these books say very little, if anything at all about the Gypsies. In this paper I am going to discuss a few of the many hardships and prejudices that Gypsies have faced, and continue to face today. Throughout time Gypsies have suffered disproportionately from poverty, unemployment, interethnic violence, discrimination, illiteracy, and disease (Lewy 1). One may wonder exactly who these people are who seem to be the targets of so much violence and hostility. Well, the Gypsies are an inclusive group, they have their own language and they are nomadic, which means that they travel around in clans, usuall ...
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Police Brutality - 1,813 words
Police brutality is a problem in our country today. There are many instances where the police have gone too far in dealing with criminals. There are many things that people are doing to stop police brutality. More and more bad cops are being caught in their wrong doings. There are many cases that go unseen. The police are good at keeping things quiet. They have a code of honor that says that police do not tell on each other. The Johnny Gammage case was a recent case in the news. One of the only reasons that this case made the news is because Gammage is the cousin of Pittsburgh Steeler Ray Seals. The outcome of this case angered many people. On October twelfth, 1995, Johnny Gammage the 31-yea ...
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New Music - 1,095 words
... witnessed the match. This problem has complicated an event that is so simple in its nature; human conflict is as primal as is the need to seek a mate. What it's done is left many a fan with a sour taste in his/her mouth. Many fans of late are walking away from a fight they've just watched with the feeling they've been cheated. After all, we have eyes and ears that we use to watch a fight and, when a judge scores a fight that wasn't in sync with what you witnessed, it only serves to infuriate even more so. A fully interactive fight/fan website The solution for sparing fans the from the ho-hum performances of fighters fighting within the confines of a fixed environment, is to let the fans ...
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The Potential For A U.n. Peacekeeping Force In Kosovo - 2,116 words
... r attempt as unimpressive (PG). In the mean time, problems persisted with bad feelings between China and the U.S. Soon, China demanded that there be an immediate halt to the bombing campaign before the United Nations considers any peace plan (PG). Protests against the U.S. by the Chinese began to slow down ("Day by day" PG). In fact, on May 14th, as part of a planned visit to China, NBC's Matt Lauer was finally allowed to broadcast from the Great Wall. His trip had been delayed due to the crisis. This, and other events, suggest that the tension is less than it had been initially. During that week, Defense Secretary William Cohen reiterated that NATO will accept nothing less than a total ...
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The Internet: Its Effects And Its Future - 3,018 words
... ies and homes safe harbors from sexual pedophiles- people whose sexual fantasies focus on girls or boys- from around the world. In the past photographs of children being raped, sexually abused and exploited were sold at high prices through tightknit, difficult-to-access networks. Today, those illegal pictures are available for free online, at any hour of the day. Anyone with rudimentary computer skills and an interest in the material can obtain it. Computer networks can also allow pedophiles to identify and contact potential victims without revealing their identities. Often, adult predators pretend to be children until they have gained their victims' confidence. Federal law defines child ...
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