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Is The American Dream Still Alive? - "I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family" expressed Sanford I. Weill. The American Dream is still alive and obtainable. Many people have a definition of what the American Dream that is obtainable in their minds. People all have unique individual lives. One of the reasons that the American Dream is still alive is that there are so many opportunities everyday....   [tags: american dream, opportunities, college]
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Racism Is Still Alive in America - ... Martin’s death left the United States in hysteria. You could not go anywhere without hearing about it, whether it be television, the internet, or etc. There were numerous protests/rallies around the country, the most popular being the “Million Hoodie March” in New York City, named after the Million Man March that took place in Washington D.C in 1995. When my mother and I first heard of what happened to Trayvon, she actually started to cry. What got to me was the fact that that could have been me....   [tags: Trayvon Martin, Trayon Christian, Rodney King] 623 words
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The Experience of Being Alive - “The Experience of Being Alive” The experience of being alive, so what does it mean. I believe that this is something that is different for everyone. No one is certain to what kind of experience they are ever going to get. There are different views and opinions as to how we get this certain “experience of being alive”, and some people believe that we get it from ourselves, and others believe that the world around us affects the different life experiences. According to Emily Dickinson in “The Soul Selects Her Own Society” She suggests that our soul is what chooses the way that we are, basically saying that we don’t have much choice in the decisions we make, and that basically our destiny is...   [tags: Literature Anaylsis] 550 words
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Fighting To Keep Society Alive - Midterm Essay - History Through the ages, people of diverse cultures have shared various changes to their lives. From their successes to their downfalls, these groups of people wholeheartedly fought to keep their society alive. When the Black Death appeared in China after the Mongols came, the Chinese population fell in astonishing numbers. Ironically, the Black Death was also responsible for killing the Mongol rulers of China. Then, when religious movements predicting the end of the world began to challenge authority, Zhu Yuanzhang rose against Mongol rule....   [tags: Culture] 797 words
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The River’s Sky's is Alive - The River’s Sky's is Alive: Earlier I said that many beings move among us unseen. I also said that there were signs that everyone missed, my teachers, friends, family, well add myself to the list, because the thing I tell you like all the other things actually happened and yes I missed the meaning of it, I hid and ignored it and forget about it for a long time. I remind you repeatedly at times I didn’t know then what I know now. The following two incidents I’m about to describe occurred about the time when I was desperately searching to construct a method to strike back at the boogieman....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2311 words
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Alive, Miss Emily in A Rose for Emily by - ... Emily refuses to allow her father to be buried. “She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days” (114; 1070), until she finally broke down and allowed him to be buried properly. This shows that it is very hard for Emily to let people go and say goodbye to someone she cared for. Because she was so close to her father it was difficult for her not to have him anymore. He was the only person she had besides Homer. The town also starts complaining about a strange smell coming from Ms....   [tags: secrets, relationships, arsnec]
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Thankful To Be Alive: My Ruptured Appendix - Throughout the course of my sixteen-year old life, I have experienced the unfortunate incident of taking a trip to the emergency room several times. The majority of them however were only for the typical injuries of an individual who shares in my liking for an adrenaline rush, and a lack of common sense. I never actually considered being seriously injured as a possible consequence of my actions. Of course, I have never tried to attempt any incredibly dangerous act without thinking it completely through....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 822 words
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Lil Wayne: The Best Rapper Alive - Music can rock your world, enlighten your mind and change your perspective. When you think of rap music who comes first to mind. Without hesitation, it must be the self acclaimed best rapper alive, Lil Wayne. He alone can make such statements as “My picture should be in the dictionary next to the definition of definition” (Wayne, “Shoot Me Down”). Lil Wayne is a prominent force in the rap world. His debut Album in 1999, Tha Block is Hot went double platinum upon its release and even his lowest selling album is still certified as gold according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)....   [tags: Musicians]
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Bring Him Back Dead or Alive - ... The sinister ticking of a pocket watch fills the eerie silence. "Fix Bayonets!" Again the sergeant shouted. On the final tick of the watch, Gordon and his battalion charged forward. German snipers unleashed fire and some men were shot down like dominos. Keep your cool, Gordon thought. He hacked through men as if they were trees. The worse combat was face to face. You could see the whites of their eyes burning into your soul. That never left you. Suddenly the air changed. He had reached German trenches....   [tags: personal narrative] 682 words
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Euthanasia: Biologically Dead or Technologically Alive - Marc Weide’s mom decided she wanted to die and her death was scheduled in less than a week. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer and after having several nights of unbearable suffering, decided she preferred to die sooner than later. Her decision was spontaneous, and the answer she received was sooner than expected. She had to plan her funeral, her goodbyes and her last days in less than a week. Her family knew they could not interfere, not with her decision, and certainly not with the end of her life....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]
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Keeping Kmart and Target Financially Alive - ... There are still a huge number of different strategies available in the industry which can help in gaining the competitive advantage over other rivals. In case of this co. there are a lot of strengths which can be easily seen and the most prominent among these is that the company has been able to differentiate itself from the rivalry. The strengths of the company lie in the areas of the brand, the image and the style. The Company has spared zero expense when it came up with the catchy tactics of the marketing and the advertising campaigns which made it cool to shop at a store which offers discount....   [tags: business analysis] 1782 words
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If Zora Neale Hurston Were Alive - If Zora Neale Hurston Were Alive Oprah Winfrey has twisted the whole book Their Eyes Were Watching God and made a movie which consists of some major changes. Janie’s character changed completely in the book than in the movie, also her relationship with friends and her companions. Oprah reiterates some major parts which also concluded how the hurricane happened which did not last long as it did in the book, symbolism also differed in the movie and some major symbols remained as noticeable as it was in the book....   [tags: moive, book, symbolism, character, janie ] 892 words
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Finding Cures to Keep Humans Alive - Born to be alive What if one day scientists found a cure for cancer. HIV. Or Even death. What would people be willing to sacrifice for these medical miracles. Modern medicine has recently become advanced in the area of human cloning. In addition, the ability to successfully clone humans would solve many of our current medical problems and increase our life expectancy exponentially. Medical clones would be a solution to almost every problem we currently face. Ethically, however, the use of clones as medical supplies poses its own difficulties....   [tags: cancer, donors, medical] 1053 words
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Thankful To Be Alive - Fictional Writing - Thankful To Be Alive - Fictional Writing Gasping and out of breath I pushed through the hedges. A wave of relief swept over me, as I looked onward and saw my destination. It seemed to be only a couple of hundred feet away now. Only a few feet behind me followed my cousin Richard, I could hear him grunt and groan as the thorns viciously attacked his arms and legs. Large white blotches had appeared all over his body where the nettles had pierced his fragile flesh....   [tags: Papers] 1339 words
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Personal Narrative: Happy To Be Alive - Personal Narrative: Happy To Be Alive People often ask why I seem to be so happy; my usual reply is "because I'm alive". It was six days after my eleventh birthday, so naturally I was happy, but by the end of this day there are feelings I had that I never knew existed. I recall my primary six teacher asking my class to gather round her as she had something to tell us. She said that a man had gone into a primary school in Dunblane and started shooting at innocent children. The thought that someone could this came to me as a great shock but I did not even consider what might have happened to my cousin, Emma, who lives there....   [tags: Papers] 603 words
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Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive - Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac’s allies, many of them bodyguards. Four unidentified men pulled alongside Suge’s car, fired 13 rounds, and sped away....   [tags: essays research papers] 1384 words
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Is the Born Alive Infant Protection Act Justified? - Is the Born Alive Infant Protection Act Justified. One of the most controversial medical issues is the resuscitation of newborns that do not have a high probability of surviving. The United States enacted fully the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act (BAIPA) in 2002. The United States Department of Health and Human Services later issued the enforcement guidelines for the law (Conway, 2009). The department outlined the clinical procedures that healthcare providers needed to follow in resuscitation and care of infants born between twenty and twenty-four weeks gestation....   [tags: resuscitation of newborns]
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Electricity crisis: Alive in Nepal - Electricity crisis: Alive in Nepal This topic may seem irrelevant to the readers here in United States. Nepal is the second richest country in water resource but we still have problems with hydroelectricity. Everyday electric current goes off for hours and people are compelled to live in the darkness. Unable to form and established new hydroelectricity projects is the main reasons why Nepalese are still deprived to full electric facilities. Establishment of complex structure like hydroelectricity project is not a joke....   [tags: Nepal Hydroelectric Power Infrastructure Analysis] 1006 words
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Analysis of The Sixth Sense - Dr. Crow is Alive! - This essay will closely analyze the restaurant scene and the scene where Dr Crow is in the house with both Cole and his mother and discuss the techniques used to make the audience believe that Dr Crow is alive. The Sixth Sense is a thriller not to be missed. Set in Philadelphia, it sucks the viewers into a world of mystery and unrealism. The film reveals an unexpected twist at the end which is very unusual. The fact that Bruce Willis starred in this psychological thriller gave the movie hope of receiving attention....   [tags: movies, film] 1839 words
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No Child Left Alive: A Critique of No Child Left Behind - No Child Left Alive No child left behind does nothing but dishearten the students who are proving to be ahead of the average student from wanting to improve. While the struggling students are simply carried from one grade to the next. The No Child Left Behind Act is great in theory but is too heavily reliant on standardized tests and percentages and not enough about what the students actually learn. Being a survivor of NCLB I have had firsthand experience with this topic and from an above average students point of view it really deterred me from wanting to push myself further and eventually lead to me falling into the average category as my high school career came to an end....   [tags: Standardized Tests, Struggling Students]
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AIDS: Keeping New Queer Cinema Alive - AIDS: Keeping New Queer Cinema Alive “Queer Cinema is Back” – headlines the front page of the 2005 issue of the Advocate, signifying to a new flood of movies making way into theatres. Five years prior to this news release B. Ruby Rich, who coined the art as New Queer Cinema almost a decade earlier, declared that the cinema had co-opted into “just another niche market” dominated by popular culture (Morrison 135 & Rich 24). What had seemed to be a movement, turned out to be only a moment in the brief years between the late 1980s and early 1990s when the energies of queer theory, the furies of AIDS activism, the legacies of independent and avant-garde filmmaking, and the schisms of postmodern...   [tags: homosexuality, cinematography, inequality]
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Fears Realized in The Fall of The House of Usher by Edger Allen Poe - “The Fall of The House of Usher” by Edger Allen Poe starts with the Narrator on horseback riding through what seems to be a gloomy, cloudy day. The narrator observes that the house seems to have absorbed an evil and diseased atmosphere from the decaying trees and murky ponds around it. He notes that although the house is decaying in places, for example some of the stones are gone, however the structure itself is relatively solid. The narrator notices that the inside of the house just as spooky as the outside....   [tags: buried, alive, narrator]
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An Envision brought Alive - An Envision brought Alive The video of the glass menagerie met to my exact expectation of the play. While reading the play I could only grasp in my mind the picture of each of the characters, the setting they were in, and the relationships they were engaged in. Therefore I could only envision what I thought their faces would look like or the expressions they were making. But after watching the video I was able to put the puzzle pieces together and finally see what I was missing through the portrayal of characters, the setting, and the relationship between the characters....   [tags: essays papers] 627 words
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Syphilis: Alive and Well - Syphilis: Alive and Well Syphilis, the word brings to mind to most a disease of the past. In truth syphilis is alive and well today and a very active participant in that select club known as sexually transmitted infections (STI). By no means is syphilis the terrible killer that it was for over 400 years. The invention of penicillin reduced the cases of syphilis astronomically. Yet, even though there is a simple treatment for syphilis, people still are infected with it today and fail to receive treatment and then infect others keeping the vicious cycle of syphilis alive....   [tags: Health STI Sexually Transmitted Infection]
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Drama: Alive And Well - Drama: Alive and Well There have been many dramatic plays over the centuries. Many of these plays have died in their time, while others have lived on. What makes these plays endure time and continue to be influential over time. Perhaps it is the storyline or the interesting nature of the play is what makes these dramas last. I think that it is the focus on human nature and its essential truths that keep these plays alive. Most of the plays, still enacted in theaters today, deal with social issues that people can learn from and relate to....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Alive Book Report - Alive Book Report The book ALIVE, by Piers Paul Read identified many possible themes, although I do think there are two that stand out. These two themes are survival and cooperation. Survival plays a major throughout the entire story. The most gruesome part in the story occurred when the remaining 28 passengers of the Fairchild were forced to cut up and eat there deceased friends and family members so that they would be able to survive. This drastic action was long disputed. This group of people went on for two weeks eating nothing but small portions of chocolate before they thought about their alternative food source....   [tags: Essays Papers] 963 words
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Buried Alive! The Fiction of Premature Burial - Buried Alive. The Fiction of Premature Burial Why are there claims that people are being buried alive. I will tell you why; it is an old wives tale so there is no credit to. People were never buried alive, it is all fiction. There were patents put out there but the patents were never supported. The fact that there are no signs of the patented objects ever being used makes you wonder if they ever existed. If they did exist, why are they not being used today. I will tell you why people in the present age are being embalmed....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 728 words
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What, Still Alive At Twenty-Two? - What, Still Alive At Twenty-Two. What still alive at twenty-two, A clean, upstanding chap like you. Sure, if your throat 'tis hard to slit, Slit your girl's, and swing for it. Like enough, you won't be glad When they come to hang you, lad: But bacon's not the only thing That's cured by hanging from a string. So, when the spilt ink of the night Spreads o'er the blotting-pad of light, Lads whose job is still to do Shall whet their knives, and think of you. Paraphrase You're twenty-two and not dead yet....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 309 words
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Tupac Shakur's Death - Have you ever heard of Tupac, the 1990 hip-hop sensation. Have you heard how he died, or even who killed him. Well, this is what this essay is about, the murder of Tupac Shakur, also known as Makaveli. The murder of Tupac Shakur is a conspiracy topic. A conspiracy is a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful. Many humans believe that Tupac is still alive and in hiding, while the other percentage think he is dead. On September 7,1996, Tupac Shakur had just left a wrestling match and was at a traffic light when he was shot by a African American male in a white Cadillac....   [tags: murder, alive, shooting] 659 words
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Three Skeleton Key - The sea rats came closer and closer by the second. My heart was pounding really hard and I had butterflies in my stomach. I was running out of ideas to get out of the lantern room and looked around helplessly and my eyes grew wide when I saw the one opportunity and hope in our lives. “Ship ahoy?!” cried out Le Gleo and Itchoua when they saw it. There it was; a large shining blue ship carrying loads and loads of cargo and supplies full with smiling sailors whose smiles turned into frowns as they saw our situation....   [tags: sea, rates, ship, alive] 521 words
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A Body’s Dignity of a Maternal Brain Dead Mother - When a pregnant woman is declared brain dead and she is keeping alive to have the child, it seems like the right thing to do. The other way to think about it, is the dignity of the mother's diseased body. When a person is declared dead, in our culture, the body is treated with respect and dignity. When you look at these cases, the mother is kept alive to sustain life for a child that might not even make it, the body loses all respect for the life it once had, and it challenges the notion of the idea of brain death....   [tags: a case against keeping the fetus alive]
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Hermione in A Winter´s Tale by Shakespeare - ... Hermione and Leontes’ only son falls ill and soon dies, which is what is told to cause the death of Hermione. Her friend Paulina, the level-headed, hopeful and magical character in the play, explains that Hermione has died of a broken heart. Her daughter is sent away to be banished in the woods. After these series of events it is explained that sixteen years has passed between scenes. The daughter, Perdita has been brought up by a Shepherd and has become beautiful young lady. She meets King Polixenes’ son, prince Florizel, where they instantly fall in love....   [tags: romance, tragic, died, resurrected, alive] 537 words
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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien - Keeping Them Alive: Tim O’Brien The Things They Carried In the novel The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien shares many stories and events of his experience as a soldier in the Vietnam War. Of those, one stands out amongst the rest. That death so happens to be the death of Linda. What makes Linda's death specifically significant is the impact her existence has on the novel and the strong inspiration she has on the narrator. Linda is one of the intangible things O'Brien carried as a soldier and even now as an author he still carries her....   [tags: keeping them alive, book review] 1940 words
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What Started the Zombie Craze and What Kept Them “Alive”? - 12th Composition --11° 16 December, 2009 What started the zombie craze and what kept them “alive”. AHHHHhhhhhh......... Imagine being awakened by a soft, distance scream. Wide awake, the world returns to being silent except for a racing heartbeat. Suddenly, a soft resonating moan starts to fill the empty air of the bedroom. Looking out the window, the world is an eerie grey with nothing moving but the occasional garbage blowing in the wind. Suddenly the horizon begins to change as a crowd of people begin to emerge....   [tags: Culture ]
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Center of the Greek and Roman Society, the Byzantine Empire Kept the Society Alive - ... Most people agree that because the empire fell, it changed a lot from the original Roman Empire. Just because something is destroyed, does not mean it is not the same anymore. Yes, I agree that it did change a lot, but we still call it Rome. The Byzantine Empire was the Roman Empire. The term Byzantine simply states to the eastern part of the Roman Empire. When the Western part fell, it was as if the empire lost some region, but sustained on in its fresh capital of Byzantium. Little do people know that Byzantine got too rich for its own good that it topped Rome....   [tags: culture, middle ages, barbarians] 682 words
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The Valley came Alive: Life of the Last Messenger by Ibn Katheer - ... I was like reflected myself why Monday categorized by sunat fasting. I am thinking. This is interesting fact. This book also stated that Monday is also the day of emigrant from Makkah to Madinah, he arrived in Madinah on Monday, he died on Monday and the Black Stone was raised also in Monday. So that, fasting on Monday are sunnat for us and can get some rewards. In addition, the interesting is Muhammad have been well-protected by Allah because there is a word which is Muhammad Ibn Ishaq said, Aminah binti Wahb, the mother of the Messanger of Allah said that Muhammad said that someone came to her when she give birth to the Messenger of Allah and said, You have been given birth to the mast...   [tags: Prophet Muhammad, islam] 842 words
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Terri Schiavo Should NOT Have Been Kept Alive - Terri Schiavo Should NOT Have Been Kept Alive Does a written document such as a living will decide when someone should die or should the verbal wishes of the incapacitated person be followed if known. Such as the controversy over when life begins, we now face the ultimate question of when does life end. In 1990, Terri Schiavo, a young Florida woman suffered a heart attack caused by bulimia leaving her brain without oxygen for six minutes. According to medical opinions, she has limited involuntary physical movement....   [tags: Right to Die]
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Celia Sandys' Churchill: Wanted Dead or Alive - One does not reach a certain plateau in life simply by coincidence. One does not have the backbone for greatness by never striving for something out of the ordinary. One does not experience adventure without being willing to play his adventurous part. One does not gain without risk. Winston Churchill, the politician, member of the House of Commons, and Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II, had incredible ambition, courage, and confidence in his early life. In the Anglo-Boer War, he risked, and he was rewarded, wrote and became well known, was social and made acquaintances, and led others and gained trust....   [tags: England History Papers]
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Well, is it ALIVE or ISN’T it? - Unless you’ve been a coma for the past couple of weeks, the Senate is in throes of confirming another Supreme Court nominee. It’s been all over the news. TV and Talk-radio pundits are in the midst of a major “issue-oriented” feeding frenzy. The nominee is Elena Kagan. And, as usual, the Lefties can’t say enough good about her, while the Righties can’t say enough bad about her. I’m not going to get into the nominee’s qualifications for the job. She meets all Constitutional and statutory mandates....   [tags: Politics] 1053 words
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The United States Debt or Alive? - Countries around the world are facing a dramatic recession, which is forcing them to spend capital they do not have. There are few sovereign states immune to the financial deficit that seems to even plague world super powers, such as The United States. This is unnerving due to the power and influence that the United States holds on the world stage. No matter how frugal the future budget may be and regardless of future financial success how will the United States overcome a deficit of 14.7 trillion dollars....   [tags: Economics ]
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Tuberculosis Is Still Alive and Thriving - Tuberculosis is a major health concern that causes over 2 million deaths worldwide and infects approximately 9 million individuals a year.1 There has been a steady increase in the prevalence of this disease which can be attributed in part to the increasing number of people who are infected with HIV, bacterial resistance to medications, increased travel and immigration from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis, and the increase in the number of homeless and drug users.1 Tuberculosis is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis which can affect every organ in the body, though predominantly affecting the lungs.2 There are seven species which compromise the genus Mycobacterium,...   [tags: major health concerns around the world] 1964 words
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RADIO: Still Alive and Kicking - With Television being the dominate medium, and Computers taking second position, where does that leave Radio. 95 years ago radio was the second language of mass media and it has been around since, making it a great survivor medium. Radio has changed the way we communicate. The first broadcast was in 1916 out of the garage of Frank Conrad who moved his station to Westinghouse factory where he relaunched the station as KDKA on November 2, 19201. Radio has since branched out with each branch growing a new form of media to create a world of new Radio sub-categories....   [tags: Media]
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Is Al Qaeda still Alive? - The debate between Bruce Hoffman and Marc Sageman over the perceived threat posed by Al-Qaeda is an intriguing one. Both Hoffman and Sageman are well known terrorist experts and present an interesting thesis in support of their respective arguments. Hoffman argues that Al-Qaeda is still active after reconstructing itself in the Tribal Areas in Pakistan, and therefore, the threat posed by Al-Qaeda cannot be discredited. However, Sageman argues that the threat posed by Al-Qaeda is no longer critical, and suggests that the threat posed by terrorists emerging from the concept of leaderless resistance are of greater importance due to the fact that they are harder to detect since they emerge...   [tags: Bruce Hoffman, Marc Sageman] 1915 words
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gatdream American Dream Alive and Well in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - The American Dream is Alive and Well in 2002 "...One Nation, under God, indivisible, with justice for all." Most Americans have heard and said this pledge to allegiance hundreds of times. The question is, do we really believe in the power of its meaning. It's a shame that America, land of the free, is also the land of capitalism, scandal and discrimination. Though we have the freedom to bear arms, freedom of speech, and freedom of religious and political affiliation, some Americans claim that they do not have the freedom to be themselves....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 1241 words
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Analysis of Fagin's Last Night Alive in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist - Analysis of Fagin's Last Night Alive in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist Combining entertainment with a deep critique of the contemporary socioeconomic system and philosophy, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist explores the reality that in Victorian London, crime was neither heroic nor romantic. A setting of debauchery, thievery, prostitution, and murder, Fagin's underworld didactically illustrates the "unattractive and repulsive truth (36)," that one's environment--not birth--influences character. Attempting to introduce society to the evil it had created, Dickens penned "Fagin's Last Night Alive," manipulating both his literal and figurative audience, capitalizing on the current sentiments and is...   [tags: Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist]
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Expressionism: Alive and Well - In 1976 Paul Vogt, speaking as literary historian, expresses his opinion that whether expressionism had existed at all. He also point out that only a few artists described themselves as expressionists. In twenty century, expressionism shows the essential nature of German art and characters’ position within the context of international artistic developments. Later, expressionism has been written as not only art but also literature. “Morder, Hoffnug Der Franen” (1910) is the first page of <Der Sturm> and a drawing of Oskar Kokaschka to his drama....   [tags: Expressionism Art, descriptive, definition] 589 words
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Bringing Your Home Alive! - Over 18 months ago a client asked me specifically to recommend and install a system that could satisfy his current requirements, be flexible for changes in his lifestyle and remain compatible with ever evolving technology, in particular digital services within his home. The answer – PHAST by AMX, one of the most exciting developments in Home Automation. PHAST stands for Practical Home Automation System Technology and is, in reality, the first system designed and manufactured as a total Home Automation solution....   [tags: Technology] 852 words
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Fidel Castro Is Alive - Upon his release, Castro went to Mexico where he spent the next year organizing the "26th of July Movement", which was based on the date of the failed Santiago de Cuba barracks attack. On December 2, 1956, Castro and the rest his fellow rebels of the 26th of July Movement landed on Cuban soil with the intention of starting a revolution. They were only met with the welcome of heavy Batista defenses, causing nearly everyone in the Movement to be killed. Barely anyone escaped, and those who did which included Castro and his brother Raúl fled the scene to avoid being jailed....   [tags: 26th of July Movement, Fidel Castro, Cuba]
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If You Are Alive, Then You Are Surrounded by Math - “Don’t Stare at a Blank Screen” is an activity that encourages the brainstorming of all ideas—regardless of whether or not they are good. The authors of The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking argue that this is a worthwhile activity because they believe that bad ideas are better than no ideas at all. A student organization that I am a part of has taken a negative turn this year and I decided to use this activity to brainstorm ways to fix the organization so that it does not run itself into the ground....   [tags: Don't Stare at a Blank Screen] 850 words
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Keeping the Right to Bear Arms Alive - Even though uninformed people think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crime, firearms are an essential right of the American people because if guns were taken away the government would totally control us and without firearms we are defenseless. There are those people that think that if there were no firearms then there wouldn't be any violent crimes. In 2011 there were close to 33,000 Americans that were victims of gun-related deaths. According Brady campaign an average of 268 people are shot every day; in America that is 97,820 people a year....   [tags: gun related deaths, firearm control]
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Prejudice and Discrimination are Alive and Well - Discrimination is Not Dead   White (adj.)- very lightest color, like snow or common salt; colorless      Black (adj.)- like coal or soot, dismal, sullen, hostile, evil, wicked; soiled with dirt These two words are not only seen as colors to the people of America, but as who a person is, whether or not they can be trusted, if they are clean, or even if they are considered to be a "heathen", an unenlightened person who lacks moral principles. From the beginning of time these two colors have determined your life and what you are able to achieve....   [tags: Sociology Racism Prejudice Essays]
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Tupac is Alive, Not Dead - In the same fashion that Elvis defined Rock ‘n’ Roll; Tupac Shakur defined the hip-hop music scene, as we know it today. What made Tupac (also known as 2Pac, or Makaveli) so special were his enormous talent, his on screen friendly looks, and the sense that he was “real” and talked the talk, while walking the walk. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971, Tupac Amaru Shakur. He was named after Tupac Amaru, the Inca Indian that was sentenced to death by the Spaniards. He was originally from Brooklyn, New York....   [tags: Tupac Shakur 2pac Makaveli] 2696 words
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Romanticism Is Still Alive: Romantic Though, Expression ,and Action - ... During the Romantic period the government was constantly trying to control how people thought and acted just like the government does in today’s modern society. The Romantics that were involved with these interested encouraged all people to follow their heart instead of their head when having to conform to the social norms. This has most definitely taken place to the extreme within the United States, as well as with our culture and future generation that promotes people to do what they want at their own will without any consequence or penalty for doing so....   [tags: nature, bible, empiricism] 729 words
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It's Alive! A Dynamic Rule-Based AI Framework - Objectives/Goals Everyone has heard stories of AI taking over the world, like The Matrix, but not many have heard how it can help our world. There are two main types of AI – rule-based and learning. However, learning systems require decades of effort and several million lines of code just to produce one that is semi-believable. On the other hand, current solutions for rule-based systems are clunky and slow and usually outdated. These systems also focus on content retrieval. My project aimed to create a new, scalable framework for general purpose use....   [tags: Project Analysis] 813 words
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Alone Together by Sherry Turkle - The novel, Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other (2011) written by Sherry Turkle, presents many controversial views, and demonstrating numerous examples of how technology is replacing complex pieces and relationships in our life. The book is slightly divided into two parts with the first focused on social robots and their relationships with people. The second half is much different, focusing on the online world and it’s presence in society. Overall, Turkle makes many personally agreeable and disagreeable points in the book that bring it together as a whole....   [tags: technology replacing relationships] 809 words
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