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Secrets and Lies - Secrets and Lies Throughout our lives we are shaped and molded by our friends and family. They have a lasting affect that can shape our mind and our self. Self is determined by the combination of selves that surround a person on a daily basis. From the childhood friends that we try so hard to hang on to as we journey farther and farther into the real world, to the hated boss and teachers that haunt our mind as we lie awake in our beds at nighttime, we are a product of all those selves....   [tags: Secrets and Lies Essays] 1403 words
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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" - You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ] 1065 words
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Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen - James Loewen wrote the book ?Lies My Teacher Told ME. to help the students of the United States become aware of their true history. This book attempts to show how and why American history has been taught the way it has without regard for the truth. Mr. Loewen had compared twelve different history textbooks they are: The Great Republic, The American Way, Land of Promise, Rise of the American Nation, Challenge of Freedom, American Adventures, Discovering American History, The American Tradition, Life and Liberty, The United States ....   [tags: Lies Teacher Told Loewen History Essays]
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The Forest of Lies - The children play hide and seek in the middle of the woods, full of tress as tell as apartment buildings,colored in the brightest of oranges. All the kids are bundled in jackets and scarfs to keep away the fall chill. “Your it!” Cheerfully screams the children. “But I don't want to be it” Whines Jason in response. But the other children had already run off laughing without a response. “Aww, come on guys!” Jason says to no one in particular. “This isn't fair!” He looks around seeing, no other children is sight....   [tags: short story] 911 words
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Lies and Politics - ... “They know full well he's an American. They're simply out to destroy him personally. Yes, assassinate him with their lies.” What this is trying to say is that clearly the president is a citizen but to some they just didn’t want to believe it. Also it depends on your point of view to agree if he was lying or not. That brings another subject up. How can a person define lying. For example, one person might think something isn’t true because they never learned about it while another will look at that same subject and know it is a fact....   [tags: Deceit, Truth, Constitution] 957 words
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Defining Lies: A Look at Different Types of Lies - What are lies. A lie is defined as follows: To make a statement that one knows to be false, especially with the intent to deceive. There are several ways that lies are told for instance, there are white lies, lies of omission, bold faced lies, and lies of exaggeration. No matter what type of lie that one chooses to tell many people believe that lies do more harm than good. White lies are defined as diplomatic or well-intentioned deception. There are many different types of white lies that are told, such as, lies of flattery for example; if someone gives another person a gift and the gift was not what the person wanted, this person would reply “thank you so much....   [tags: definition, classification essay] 520 words
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Lies and Deciet in The Great Gatsby - Lying has deadly effects on both the individual who lies and those around them. This concept is demonstrated in The Great Gatsby. Although Gatsby, Tom and Myrtle have different motives for being deceitful, they all lie in order to fulfill their desires and personal needs. Myrtle’s desire to be wealthy is illustrated when she first meets Tom, dressed in his expensive clothing, as her attitude changes when she puts on the luxurious dress and when she encourages Tom to buy her a dog. Tom’s deception is clear when he hides his affair with Myrtle by placing Myrtle in a different train, withholding the truth from Mr....   [tags: The Great Gatsby] 1131 words
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Monsanto: The Truth Behind the Lies - According to Monstano’s website they are an agriculture company that helps supports farmers. They claim to do this by producing seeds that help farmers increase yield while saving the environment. This is a great business model as they produce seeds that are resistant to herbicides, which eliminate weeds from farms. This is such a great business model as they also produce the product that eliminates the weeds. In order to eliminate seeds from a farm, a farmer must buy Monsanto’s seeds, as well as their herbicides....   [tags: Monsanto Research Paper]
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The Morality of Lies and Deception - The Morality of Lies and Deception We lie all the time, lying is not something new to our culture. We lie to our parents, we lie to our friends, we even lie to our significant other, but why do we do it. There is not one set reason on why we lie but they can vary from an insignificant reason to something more nefarious. A good operational definition of a lie is “A lie is a false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not the whole truth, intentionally.” (Freitas-Magalhães) We have been raised to know that lying is usually a bad thing, and it’s better to tell the truth, not to mention the circumstances get exponentially worse if you are caught lying....   [tags: golden rule, unmoral, dishonesty]
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The Truth Behind The Lies - “Body language is a very powerful tool. We had body language before we had speech, and apparently, eighty percent of what you understand in a conversation is read through the body, not the words” (Bull). When one learns how to read the body, it becomes easier to notice if lies are being told. People tell lies all the time. Whether or not someone is being truthful can be decided solely based on their body language. Imagine being able to tell when these people were telling lies. Its not as hard as one might think....   [tags: body language, speech, nonverbal]
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The Lies of Jay Gatsby - ... In the Great Gatsby, Gatsby is known to tell lies and be fake with his friends and people he’s close to. The only thing he wanted to do in the story is getting close to Daisy again once he became rich. “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you." After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken” (99). Simply stealing a man's wife, although a grubby man's wife, isn't enough for Gatsby....   [tags: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald] 828 words
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The Lies Behind the Smiles - The Lies Behind the Smiles Human beings are the only specie on Earth that has the ability to question the system they live in. We are normally very curious and we tend to question our surroundings. We are rational creatures that seek information, not only the one directly involved with our lives, but anything that can affect us, in order to know better when taking our decisions. Therefore, it is very important to have an accountable source to be informed from. People usually prefer getting the information from someone who is expert in in the topic, or at least someone who made a good investigation of it....   [tags: information, self-regulation, journalism]
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Lies In Society: Pitbull Terrier - Animals become dangerous because they were maltreated by their owners and when the media has exaggerated the danger of its breed to the public. A very good example of lies in society is the concept of the people on the breed of Pit bull Terriers. Currently, pit bulls have been reported by the media with very horrific and disturbing news of having attacked a child or being shot by a police due to aggression while some are reported to have been abused or neglected by its owners (Forderer and Unkelbach 534)....   [tags: animals, maltreatment, breed]
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Lies in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Lies in Shakespeare’s Macbeth Over 400 years ago, Shakespeare wrote a play full of false impressions, deception, duplicity, and just plain lies. That is why Macbeth is still popular and the point of the story is easy to understand today (with help of NoFear Shakespeare). There is a high price to pay for lying and cheating your way to the top. Shakespeare was especially worried about lies and duplicity in politics. He felt that especially leaders like kings and those at court must show honesty in their lives as an example for the people....   [tags: story analysis] 1102 words
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Different Types of Lies - “To lie is to state something that one knows to be false or that one does not honestly believe to be true with the intention that a person will take it for the truth”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie) In other words, lying is a purposeful misleading statement. This statement can be made verbally, through body language, or even implied through silence. Based on lying being well defined, some might say that lying is always wrong unless there is a good reason for it. In that case, I would argue that lying is not always wrong....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics] 846 words
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The Truth Behind Lies - Ones unwillingness to acknowledge what they have done wrong is like putting a mask on reality. The mask covers up the lies and wrong doings but can also be the answer to all errors and misunderstanding. The novel, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, emphasizes how sin and lies lead to humiliation and punishment. Hester Prynne was a young Puritan woman who committed adultery and was forced to wear a scarlet letter “A” next to her bosom. In spite of her sin Hester was blessed with a beautiful baby girl named Pearl....   [tags: Hipocracy, Guilt, The Scarlet Letter] 1177 words
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Dictating Lies and Deception - September 11, 2001 marked a tragic day in the history of the United States; a terrorist attack had left the country shaken. It did not take long to determine those who were behind the attack and a call for retribution swept through the nation. Citizens in a wave of patriotism signed up for military service and the United States found resounding international support for their efforts in the war on terror. Little opposition was raised at the removal of the Taliban regime and there was much support for bringing Osama Bin Laden and the leaders of al-Qaeda to justice....   [tags: Terrorism, Bush] 2258 words
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True Lies - The partner’s truth and lie are fickle creatures. They can change, morph, or grow into something entirely unlike what they were when they started. When multiple lies are told, they can snowball, creating catastrophic effects. The lines often blur between the two, until it is impossible to tell which started as the truth, and which the lie. What begins as a small, white lie can, like a black hole, consume all that comes near it. The characters in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour are defined by lies....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1547 words
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The Lies Of Satan - The Lies of Satan. The first lie that was ever told was told by Satan in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 2:7 God told Adam and Eve "Of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die." Later Satan lied to Eve by telling her "You shall not surely die" (Genesis) 3:4. Jesus speaks about Satan in John 8:44 "… there is no truth in him when he speaks a lie; he speaks from his own nature, for he is a father of lies." Since the beginning of time Satan has been the father of deception and continues to do so today....   [tags: Religion] 1756 words
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Little White Lies - Many people in the world are pretenders and liars. Even in the early stages of life many children pretend to be a distinguishable figure. Whether it is a princess or a superhero, these children create false images of themselves to feel important or confident. Although everyone has his or her own reason for doing such a thing, many do it for their own personal gain. Countless amounts of people can relate to this (including myself) because many have told lies or pretended to be something they are not multiple times in their lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 2066 words
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Truth and Lies in The Pigman by Paul Zindel - ... John and Lorraine are the only ones that are not able to escape the police, so they are taken home. Lorraine’s mom is extremely perturbed with her, and John’s father says he needs to see a psychologist. Later on John and Loraine meet Mr. Pignati at the zoo, and when he finds out bobo is dead he collapses and dies too. Throughout The Pigman there is a constant battle of truth and lies, all the characters lie at some point, which shows that deceit is winning, but it is impossible to create a successful relationship upon lies....   [tags: Deceit, Honesty]
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The Truth About Lies in Nothing But the Truth - "Nothing but the Truth" is a pun, really, to the theme of the book. In a court of law, the judge will make a witness swear on the bible that they will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Which is not always the case. People tell small lies, exaggerate, and often bend the truth, so to speak, and the end result is something far from the truth. This book is about honesty, or its lack thereof. Specifically, the theme is about how bending the truth can create more problems then just telling the truth would have been....   [tags: suspended, anthem, reporter]
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Fictional Lies to Children: Good or Bad? - I believe that lying to a child about fictional characters, such as: Santa, Easter Bunny, tooth fairy, etc., makes the child enjoy the holiday/event more than if there wasn’t something to believe in. The lies produced by the parents of these children can be confusing and hurtful to the children, but it may also bring out the magic in the holidays. So, how do we know what can happen when we tell these “Little White Lies” to the children we raise. Knowing the “Santa” story can maintain a child’s innocence....   [tags: innocence, lesson, imagination]
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A Life of Lies: The Facts and Fiction of Espionage - Espionage has always been a subject that has captured the thoughts and imaginations of many people. The idea of the glamorous life of espionage agents and spies with grand parties, high tech gadgets, and world destroying villains have led to the belief that spies live a life of adventure and almost science fiction. Real agents live far from that life in reality. Many live in constant fear of imprisonment or execution. The facts and fiction of espionage have become distorted overtime. Espionage has been used by countries and empires for many thousands of years in varying forms....   [tags: terrorism, agents, spies]
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What lies in the future of our youth? - What lies in the future of our youth. Do we really know. The beliefs should be believed that we have the power to mold the minds of our children, that we have to take any steps necessary to make sure that the mold is something that we would like to see in our up and coming youth molded into, and that we cannot allow this mold to be broken. Our basic survival depends on those minds of our youth that we need to take the time to mold today. Youth delinquency is a massively growing problem in the United States today....   [tags: Persuasive, Youth Delinquency] 2614 words
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Does a Polygraph Really Dectect Lies? - ... It states if you actually think about things you like to do and keep a calm mood. When somebody lies do they always have to have a reaction. Do they have to be totally insane to lie and have a great calm mood. When you lie do you laugh, sweat, does your heart pump faster. Another resource site states that only a person that is totally insane has to be able to outsmart a lie detector test. It says an average person wouldn’t have the chance to sit and lie during a lie detector test without being nervous....   [tags: lie detector, crime cases] 1263 words
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Satan: What Lies Among Humans - Satan: What Lies Among Humans In Milton’s Paradise Lost, the readers are presented the perspective side of Satan to the biblical story, Adam and Eve. Over the past centuries, there have been numerous stories about Adam and Eve, but there was never a view from the devil himself, Satan. Satan started as a confused and angry person in the beginning. As the story progressed, Satan’s character became stronger and powerful. Toward the middle of the story, Satan acted almost as a political figure; he knew when and what to say to persuade other angels to follow him....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 958 words
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Lies My Teacher Told Me - ... Also, in elementary school, they said little to nothing about slavery. Then in middle school they got into a little more detail. Teachers began to tell you small amounts of the struggle it took to be a president. How you had to fight with congress over any decision you made or the wars America had gone through. Yet they still neglected to say that any president, in fact most presidents, owned slaves. I do not remember any time in middle school, being taught about slavery. So when I got to high school, it’s no shock that I, once again, was minimally informed about personal presidential lives and yes, slavery....   [tags: Loewen, real American history]
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Lies And Deceit - False identities, lies and deceit, Lucentio from The Taming Of The Shrew and Tom from The Talented Mr. Ripley did all of these things. They both lied about what they like or what they did. They both took false identities to get the girl that they wanted to like them. Though they have many similarities comedies and dramas end very differently. The Talented Mr. Ripley is a drama and ends in tragedy, The Taming Of The Shrew is a comedy and ends with happiness. Lucentio and Tom both lied to get what they wanted from people who were supposed to be able to trust them....   [tags: essays research papers] 477 words
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Lies and More Lies in Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Lies in Heart of Darkness After declaring his passionate hate of lying it is odd to see the complete reversal of character in Marlow by the end of the book.  Then perhaps it is not a change but merely an unexpected extension of his character that gives a different dimension to his personality.               His statement "You know I hate, detest, and can't bear a lie...it appalls me.  It makes me miserable and sick, like biting something rotten would do" (Longman 2210) gives what one may rightly consider a very straightforward clean cut description of the man's moral view and character traits.  Yet by the end of the book one may feel he has not only betrayed their trust but himself and a...   [tags: Heart of Darkness Marlow ] 602 words
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William Tell: Fact or Fiction? - Introduction In this essay we present our research about the legend of William Tell and the conclusions of our research. In short the question we asked ourselves is: does the legend of William Tell contain truth or lies. Does it consist of facts or fiction. Before we tell the legend, we will describe the general historical context. After that, we will try to make a distinction between the facts and fiction in the legend. Finally, we want to show the impact William Tell had on the Swiss society. General historical context In the period until the Middle ages Switzerland was conquered by different dynasties and kingdoms....   [tags: Truth or Lies] 1886 words
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Lies - Both Sammy and Marlow in some way feel lonely by the end of their stories because they each feel like they have done something wrong. Sammy from A&P feels like he only hurt himself by quitting his job. Marlow feels like a big fat liar because he was lying to people trying to keep Kurtz’s image as clean as possible. Lying will never get you anywhere as we all know by now. Lets face it, when we were young we did some stupid things. Sometimes I spoke without even thinking. Or maybe doing the unthinkable just to impress a couple of hot looking girls....   [tags: Lying] 612 words
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Patriotism, Glory, and Other Lies - Patriotism, Glory, and Other Lies Author: Billy Smith Many themes, in World War I literature, hinge on the distinction between the soldiers and the elite. Soldiers in World War I were, metaphorically, the swords with which elites of opposing countries would strike each other: the swords were continually bloodied while the hands of the elite remained immaculate. Since the soldiers were doing the grunt work for the elites, they were able to witness, first-hand, the atrociousness of war. This atrociousness was, however, in contrast to what the soldiers had been told about war; concepts such as glory were mysteriously absent from the trenches on the Western front....   [tags: World Literature] 1428 words
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Hollywood - Lies and Misrepresentations - Hollywood - Lies and Misrepresentations In Hollywood, many filmmakers portray a distorted view of the Internet. Filmmakers do this by giving out misinformation on topics (i.e. Sharks-Jaws, Internet-The Net) that the public knows little about. When people know little about a specific topic, they begin to fear that issue. People fear the movie because they shut down their brain and tune into their senses, completely letting go of common knowledge. The public does not like to think about the movie....   [tags: Film Movies]
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The Lies of James Gatz - The Lies of James Gatz Many great novels such as F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby tackle the subject of passing, or being fake, which involves a character pretending to be something or someone that he or she is not. Although it takes a while for the reader to discover that Gatsby has been living a fictitious life, in order to pass for someone from a higher social class, this becomes one of the more important aspects in The Great Gatsby. Gatsby has created this magnificent lie about his past in order to be impressive, yet he still comes off as quite mysterious to the people he associates with....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald Great Gatsby]
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Lies, Relationships, and Characters in Miller’s The Crucible - The relationship between John Proctor and Abigail is not an appropriate relationship. Their relationship is built on hiding secrets from other people keeping each other hidden from other people. The lies they share are not good ones they are lies that could destroy their lives. But for a brief amount of time none of that matter to them. After an extended period of time Elizabeth Proctor began to suspect that something was going on between the two that should not be going on between them. With every action it has some form of a impact on others (Schroeder)....   [tags: John Proctor, Abigail, Literary Analysis]
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Tricks and Lies in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby is a book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the year 1925. It is set in a fictional town of West Egg, in the summer of 1922. Throughout the book, Fitzgerald describes Gatsby, Nick, Tom, and Daisy. He describes Gatsby in a sense of being mysterious because of a shady past. Then there is Nick who plays the most important role of the book, and is the narrator of the story. Fitzgerald also describes Tom and Daisy as the couple who just cannot seem to get it right. The Great Gatsby is a mysterious book with twist and turns all along the way....   [tags: Nick, Tom, and Daisy]
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Mixed Language and Imageries in The poem Lies by Martha Collins - ... It is used to explain something that is inferior to something else.    Everyone is always lying or laying whatever they think it’s a malicious lie or a white lie. We might just want to get away from something in our daily life. The last sentence “if we must lie, let's not lie around" that voices Collins’s true feelings towards lying. I’m interpreted as that lying takes a lot of effort which can get both parties in trouble, so it is easier to tell each other the truth. Or, I could take it in this way that she is saying if we are going to lie, we’d better think of a good story because we all know that the secrets will eventually get out one day....   [tags: dover beach, fear, appearance] 782 words
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Noble Lies in Breaking Bad and The Dark Knight - ... Knowing that he doesn't have long to live and that his teacher salary won't be enough to financially support his family after his impending death, Walter uses his extensive knowledge of Chemistry to begin producing and selling crystal meth with Jesse. This begins Walter's struggle to keep the unfortunate truth hidden from his family. When Walter starts spending the majority of his time cooking meth with Jesse, he has to lie his wife about where he's going. As Walter and Jesse's business begins to flourish, they make so much money that Walter doesn't know how to handle....   [tags: money, intentions, heroism]
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The Media Lies: Effects of the Media on Body Image - ... They are all shown as being exceedingly thin and flawless. This type of broadcasting is showing and encouraging adolescent girls that they’re only beautiful with a thin waist and feminine appearance. Every little girl is beautiful in her own way, but they can’t see that because they are blinded by the media’s perceptions of body image. Aside from Disney Princesses, there are television shows like America’s Next Top Model, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and The Hills that produce reality shows about real life women, not actresses or models, representing the “typical female” all across America....   [tags: tv shows, adolescent girls, eating disorders]
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Sale Success Lies in the Quality of Product and Marketing - ... Strictly speaking one should use the term “mobile and wireless advertising”, since “mobile” and “wireless” are orthogonal concepts (Wang, 2003). There are a couple of reasons why many experts consider mobile advertising as an encouraging branch of mobile business: High penetration rate of mobile terminals. Mobile terminals – especially cellular phones – are quite popular. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) the worldwide number of mobile phones is far beyond one billion....   [tags: advertising, multimedia, MoMa-system] 1008 words
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Micro Expressions: Detecting Lies in the Face and Eyes - Lying has been a problem since societies were first formed. Some people are great liars, others are not. But, whether someone is a good liar or not, one-tenth of a second is all it takes for subtle changes known as micro expressions to appear and disappear from a person’s face. These micro expressions are a sign of emotion. The people who read these micro expressions are human lie detectors. Although. police have machines such as the polygraph test, which measures body temperature and voice tone to help them detect when people are lying, micro expressions are far more reliable....   [tags: Facial Expressions, polygraph test, lying]
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Where Does the Responsability of Consreving Ocean Life Lies - Going to a Japanese restaurant for Bluefin tuna sushi or a fish and chip restaurant for Atlantic cod is a luxury that many people enjoy. However, these consumers may not know that they are eating endangered species. Do consumers put too much trust in the government and fisheries. Should they pay more attention to the source of their food. This essay will address the issue of where the responsibility of conserving ocean-life lies. The responsible parties are national governments, fisheries, and consumers....   [tags: fisheries, governments, consumers] 694 words
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Brilliant Lies the Play - Brilliant Lies In the play, 'Brilliant Lies', David Williamson uses a number of techniques to expand on the concepts introduced in the title. He uses characters and their back stories to build a supporting argument to compliment the text's overall theme that everyone lies to protect themselves. Susy's sexual harassment claim contains the most evident form of lies throughout the text, however Vince and Gary's relationship, Susy's family history, and even Marion's favouritism with clients all help to identify the main themes to the reader....   [tags: David Williamson] 904 words
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Salvation Lies Within You - She never quite knew what was expected of her, nor did she care. After high school, she did not even attempt college, it seemed too pretentious and cliché, paying to “learn” more about the world instead of actually living it. She longed for other ways to expand her mind. As the windowpane rattled under the soft torrents of rain through the streets of the Manhattan village, Veazey sat, knees bent to her chest, wondering what was to become of her. “Waitressing, is such bullshit” she thought. It could hardly pay her rent, not to mention provide a meager meal once a week....   [tags: Creative Writing] 4294 words
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Photo-shopped Lies - ... Another factor that society fails to remember is magazines such as these affect all teens, not just females. Although more than 90% of people with eating disorders are female, recent studies suggest that these disorders in men may be on the rise (“More Boys”). Men who suffer from eating disorders display some different symptoms from women. In the New York hospital study, men were more likely to exercise excessively than to severely restrict their diet, as women tend to practice (“More Boys”)....   [tags: media, technolgy] 1035 words
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lieshod The Lies in Conrad's Heart of Darkness - The Lies in Heart of Darkness A lie, as defined by Webster's dictionary is 1) a false statement deliberately presented as true; 2) to convey a false image or impression. It is generally accepted that Marlow told a lie to the Intended - the reasons for that lie are debatable. I would suggest that he told not just one lie, to the Intended, but several - that his visit itself was, in a form, a lie. The statement easily recognized as a lie, and that falls into Webster's definition 1), is Marlow's deliberate falsification of Kurtz's last words - "The last word he pronounced was - your name" (Longman p....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 894 words
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What Lies Beneath - What Lies Beneath Humans are all created equal, but people make different categories to separate themselves from each other. Race, gender, religion and culture are main categories, which separate humans and make the World an unstable place to live. As time goes by, people learn to get along with each other. This separation was demonstrated during the 1960’s, when African Americans were treated different than whites. After much suffering, blacks started to fight for their rights. The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense was one of these organizations, that flued the Civil Rights Movement....   [tags: Papers] 2492 words
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A Comparison of Freedom in Beloved and Secrets and Lies - Finding Freedom in Beloved and Secrets and Lies      What is freedom?  Freedom is the ability for every individual to have complete control of his life, the ability to make his own decisions.  From the moment an individual wakes up in the morning to the moment he lays back down to sleep in the evening, thousands, if not millions, of choices have been made.  Some of these choices have had negative consequences, and some of these choices have had positive consequences, but regardless of the outcome, there remained the freedom of choice....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]
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The A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen - ... In the 1900’s, women were expected to get married and have children. If they weren’t married, they were looked upon as not being good enough to have a husband. Once you were married, you stayed married. The saying “until death do us part” was taken seriously and literally. Another theme that was reflected in A Doll’s House was lies and deceit which is also known as betrayal. This is reflected in the story by Nora illegally borrowing money from her father to help improve Torvald‘s health when they traveled to Italy when he got desperately sick....   [tags: lies and deceit, good friends] 626 words
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When is Lying OK? Rejecting All Lies: Immanuel Kant by Sissela Bok - ... Kant believed that lying was bad and that “truthfulness is statements which cannot be avoided is the formal duty of an individual to everyone, however great may be the disadvantage.” He believed lying was always bad no matter the situation. Kant said that lying “vitiates the source of law,” or makes the source of law weaker. Our whole purpose of the government is to serve justice and if everyone is lying in court, it gets harder to serve justice. The purpose of the government would not be fulfilled if people lie....   [tags: bad, weakens justice ] 677 words
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Overview: Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen - There are certain criteria that must be fulfilled in order for a nonfiction book to be successful. The two criteria that we should judge all argumentative nonfiction by are well written anecdotes that capture the reader’s attention and well explained factual data that proves the author’s point. The book Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen contains both of these criteria and as such is a successful nonfiction book. Loewen’s purpose in writing Lies My Teacher Told Me is to correct the inaccuracies in textbooks and to help students learn the truth about history....   [tags: factual data, anecdotes]
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Exposing the Lies of the Russian Revolution in George Orwell's Animal Farm - The Russian Revolution was a great example of struggle, hard work, and corruption that happens to every great nation at some time. Many of the Russians of this period were mislead into believing that life was better after than before the revolution. George Orwell wanted to expose the lies of the Russian Revolution Era by publishing his book called Animal Farm. Orwell’s great journey through the lower, upper and middle class began on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, India, and was born into the class of Sahibs, which was a class of Europeans that lived in India (The New Encyclopedia Britannica)....   [tags: deceit, food shortage, totalitarianism]
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Analysis in James W. Loewen´s Lies My Teacher Told Me - ... They also learn history especially poorly. Students of color do only slightly worse than white students in mathematics.”(pg.12) “Something intriguing is going on here: surely history is not more difficult for minorities than trigonometry or Falkner. Students don’t even know that they are alienated, only that they ‘don’t like social studies’ or ‘aren’t any good at history.’”(pg.12) Are students really having a problem with the history, because of their culture, or past. Or is it the teachers that are teaching it....   [tags: textbooks, history, race, social, class] 1210 words
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The Way We Lie - ... First of the so called white lies are the lies permitted to everyone, and those even thought to children. We have all heard this in a certain time: “Ohh but it’s just a little white lie, he will never know”. Of course as a lie you are still hiding the truth and sooner or later it will come out, thus there are other negative attributes to a lie and even to those small and innocent as a white lie. White lies according to the author, are lies that we are intended to not damage someone else feelings....   [tags: not telling the truth, white lies] 652 words
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