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Actionable Intelligence and National Security Decisions - Throughout American history, commanders, NCOs and civilian authorities that wield the authority to make important decisions during conflict often relied on actionable intelligence to gauge the ever-changing operational environment. Two such security episodes which bring clarity to this charge include decisive events leading to the Battle of Yorktown during the Revolutionary War and the Gulf of Tonkin Incident which became of casus belli for America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Understanding the limitations of unverifiable information used during the production of actionable intelligence during Revolutionary and Vietnam conflicts emphasize the need for military leaders to seek dialectic,...   [tags: National Security]
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Individual Privacy versus National Security - The attacks on American soil that solemn day of September 11, 2001, ignited a quarrel that the grade of singular privacy, need not be given away in the hunt of grander security. The security measures in place were planned to protect our democracy and its liberties yet, they are merely eroding the very existence with the start of a socialistic paradigm. Benjamin Franklin (1759), warned more than two centuries ago: “they that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Implementing security measures comes at a cost both economically and socially....   [tags: National Security] 1933 words
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CyberSecurity and the Threat to National Security - It is difficult to define cyberculture because its boundaries are uncertain and applications to certain circumstances can often be disputed. The common threads of defining cyberculture is a culture which has evolved and continues to evolve from the use of computer networks and the internet and is guided by social and cultural movements reflective of advancements in scientific and technological information. It is not a unified culture but rather a culture that exists in cyberspace and is a compilation of numerous new technologies and capabilities, used by diverse people in diverse real – world locations....   [tags: Technology, National Defense] 2034 words
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Preserving a Country's National Identity - One of the main issues that has become a major concern in many countries all over the globe is the issue of national identity. This concern has been intensified by the spread of globalization with all its effects. In today’s globalized era, the traits of national identity have been eroded in favor of a more global character. Technological developments in all fields, and especially in mass-communication technology, have transformed the world into a global village. Consequently, preserving a country’s national identity has become a dilemma for many governments....   [tags: government dilemmas, national symbols]
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The World's First National Park. - On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill into law that established the Yellowstone region of what is now Wyoming, Montana and Idaho as the worlds first National Park. The park was not greeted with much local support following its creation. Those living in the Yellowstone area believed their economy and industry would suffer after the lands fell under government control. To the contrary the towns bordering the park have boomed as a result of their proximity. After seeing the environmental, cultural and monetary results, the nature conservation movement as well as businesses began to see the benefits of protecting lands for public use....   [tags: National Parks, Nature Conservation] 1185 words
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Obama and the National Debt - “Back in 2008, candidate Obama called a $10 trillion national debt ‘unpatriotic’. Yet by his own decisions, President Obama has added more debt than any other president before him, one president, one term, and $5 trillion in new debt” (Paul Ryan, Rep. for Wisconsin, 2011). Everyone agrees that the national debt needs to be fixed. However, people are disagreeing about how to tackle this problem and whether or not we are making any progress. Like most global issues, it is a complicated issue with equally difficult solutions....   [tags: National Debt Essays]
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National Security Strategies - In terms of the national security strategies (NSS), one needs to comprehend the foreign policies of the United States. In understanding these foreign policies, one can learn how the U.S. asserts power. In essence, the foreign policies of each administration are integrated throughout the national security strategies. One should start with the presidential NSS of President Bush; then move down to the NSS of President Obama; and finally look at a comparison of the two. The best way for someone to approach this, would be to explain this under the Grand Strategic Objectives (GSO)....   [tags: National Security]
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National Security Decision Making - Sir B. H. Liddell Hart declared that the “Role of grand strategy – higher strategy – is to co-ordinate and direct all the resources of a nation, or band of nations, towards the attainment of the political object…” These resources are known generally as the “instruments of national power” and include the Diplomatic, Informational, Military, and Economic, (DIME) instruments of power. America’s grand strategy should be incorporated in the National Security Strategy, which includes the developing, applying, and coordinating of the instruments of national power to achieve objectives that contribute to national security....   [tags: National Security Policy]
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The Jobs of the National Riffle Association - The Jobs of the NRA Today the National Rifle Association is the largest association that protects your second amendment rights. The NRA was created in 1871 for one primary reason. However what most people don’t know is that its intention has changed very much overtime. There have been many different presidents and spokespersons of the NRA over time, which has always been ready to defend your gun rights at all costs. Furthermore the basis of the NRA has changed with a growing and always changing government....   [tags: National Rifle Association, Second Amendment]
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English Should be the National Language - From the time the Pilgrims landed in this great nation at Plymouth Rock, immigrants have been culturally diverse and have spoken many languages. When the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, they did not know how to communicate with the natives. Through intense study the natives learned the Pilgrims’ language. Even with the common language they were still a melting pot of different culture. Some would say that America has gotten over the language/ cultural barriers and now almost everyone speaks the common language of English, but there are still many immigrants who do not know English....   [tags: Should English be America's national language?]
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The Effectiveness of the National Security Association (NSA) - The Effectiveness of the National Security Association (NSA) American citizens are entitled to own freedom, which says that the citizens can act, behave, and do whatever we want without worrying about someone watching our every move. Ayn Rand once said, “Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by laws of his tribe. Civilization is the progress of setting a man free from men.” The National Security Association (NSA) was set up to protect the American citizen’s freedom, although they may push their boundaries which interferes with the right to privacy; this organization is very effective....   [tags: Terrorism, National Security]
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National Security Strategy for a New Era - Introduction The state of the United States today is in many ways similar to what it was following the Vietnam War. Then as is now, there are concerns over the misuse and overreaching of military force. As well, today’s economic dispair mimics that of the inflation that gripped the nation in the 1970’s and 1980’s (Snow, 2014, p. 5). Left unidentified is a comprehensive strategy for United States national security. What are the priorities for American national security today, and how can they effectively be met....   [tags: Viertnam war, national security]
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The National Security State in the 1970s and 1980s - The National Security State was challenged in the 1970s due to the diminished capacity of the United States to control world events, made evident by the defeat in Vietnam, and the unsustainable economic development that had started with president Lyndon B. Johnson and continued with president Richard Nixon. This challenge also impacted the Nixon administration and its decision-making process, including abuse of executive power, misleading the public, wiretappings of National Security Council employees, and justified it by saying “(…) freedom must sometimes be sacrificed for security.” When Ronald Reagan took over the presidency after Jimmy Carter, he continued the defense buildup thro...   [tags: National Security State]
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The European Union and European National Sovereignty - How the EU represents supra-nationalism which is having authority and jurisdiction above national governments. What institution in the EU represents this trend. European Union is one the world’s most dramatic examples of economic and political integration. A total of 27 states are compromising their national sovereignty by transferring many areas of their decision-making and authority to a supranational organization. We cannot call the European Union a nation-state because it lacks core responsibility, legal rights and cannot use coercion or punish those who disobey its law, directives and regulations....   [tags: European National Sovereignty] 864 words
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Issues with the Idea of National ID Cards - The debate regarding the national id cards centers around a few key issues such as: its potential effectiveness of catching terrorists and apprehending criminals, reliability of this system , the financial costs of implementing this new program, and lastly, it would infringe on our personal privacy rights. You are essentially being monitored by the government and recorded your every move, and being monitored for all your normal day to day activities. 1. Privacy: This card will hold a vast amount of personal information such as your name, address (and former addresses), names of other family members, your religion, education, fingerprints, and much more....   [tags: National ID Cards, USA, ] 825 words
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United States National Security - The United States has undoubtedly shaped its national security policies on issues presented in the global stage. Global factors are commonly examined to determine how U.S. national security policies are affected. By themselves, these factors are inadequate in explaining the direction that these multifaceted national security policies will take. Determining the direction of United States’ national security policies involves not only global factors, but domestic factors as well. This paper will examine the effects domestic factors have on the shaping of national security policies....   [tags: Global Factors, National Security Policy]
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The Methods of Measuring National Income - NATIONAL INCOME National income is the sum of money value of net flow of all the goods and services produced by normal residents of a country during a period of account. According to Central Statistical Organization (CSO) ‘National income is the sum of factor incomes earned by normal residents of a country in the form of wages, interest and profit in an accounting year.’ National product is the net output of commodities and services flowing during the year from the country’s productive system into the hands of ultimate consumers or into the net addition to the country’s capital goods....   [tags: national income, money value, circular flow] 1076 words
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Expo 67 and National Identity - Research Assignment: Expo 67 and National Identity What does it mean to be Canadian. What is Canada’s national identity. These are questions which are difficult to answer. The International and Universal Exposition in 1967, or otherwise known as Expo 67, was an exhibition held in Montreal, Quebec from April to October, which was celebrating Canada’s centennial. I found many primary and secondary sources that recognize how Canadians perceive national identity through the exhibition. The theme for the Expo was ‘Man and his World’ and this raised the sense of national pride for Canadians....   [tags: Canada, exhibition, 1967, sources, national pride]
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Implementing National Strategies at the Local Level - Implementing National Strategies at the Local Level Success in implementing national health policies at the local level requires that resources and people are committed toward a common goal. This is an interactive process with several distinct phases and with opportunities to be influenced by decision makers at each stage. Specifically, a policy goes through the phases of formulation, implementation, evaluation, and modification (Abood, 2007). At each point, there are risks to the project’s implementation; risk of losing funding, failure to define the scope of the project adequately, lack of clear objectives and deliverables or failure of infrastructure and support systems....   [tags: national healthcare policies, health policy]
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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Having National Education in Hong Kong - People from the mainland China had recognized the subject Moral and National Education (MNE) to a great extent, but the subject is new to the citizens in Hong Kong. This additional subject proposed by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong aims at help learners to build moral and national personalities through a systematic and sustainable way, as well as to build student’s identity in different aspects, in order to achieve full-person development [1]. However, a book named “China Model National Conditions Teaching Manual” [2], published by the National Education Services Centre with government funding has drawn attentions from local Chinese....   [tags: moral, national, personalities, school]
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The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League History - The Basketball Association of America came from a league in North America, 1946; being one out of three professional basketball organizations. The Basketball Association of America (BAA) and another basketball organization, National Basketball League (NBL), formed together to become the National Basketball Association (NBA). Surprisingly, they came together after being big rivals, and fighting for three years over who gets the better players and the most fans to watch the action and most likely to see how much profit they can make from the basketball games....   [tags: hoop, national basketball, nba, ]
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South Africa: National Health Insurance Feasability - The National Health Insurance (NHI) was proposed by the African National Congress (ANC) in 2007 but until now, proposals such as these have not been taken seriously as South Africa has tried to achieve a health system that provides health care accessible to all. The core intention of this reform of the NHI is to raise up to 5% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in additional taxes to achieve a total public spend equivalent to 8% of GDP. The ANC have procured 4 documents to date regarding the NHI and some proposals contain important financial and related efficiency implications which are not clear....   [tags: african national congress, medicine]
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National Debt Policy - National Debt Policy The national debt as I write this paper is over 17.4 trillion dollars. This number is increasing minute by minute, and is headed towards financial ruin. The national government needs a mandatory balanced budget. This is an issue in today’s politics that needs to be solved otherwise it is going to have a major negative impact on future generations. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2008, the federal government debt has nearly doubled. “Recent progress toward reducing the annual budget deficit is welcome, yet federal debt is still project to increase 50 percent over the next decade under existing policies.” (The Heritage Foundation)....   [tags: United States Government, National Debt]
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Opponents to Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - “The conversation of our natural resources and their proper use underlines almost every other problem in our national life,” Theodore Roosevelt. Americans’ dependence upon petroleum-based energy sources has required the United States to consider a variety of options to fulfill [the] ever-increasing energy needs, even drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] (Smith). The controversial question on whether or not to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge reserve has been in battle since its establishment....   [tags: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Resources]
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National Security Policy: Before and After September 11, 2001 - Introduction From the fledgling beginnings in the history of the United States, the populace of the newly formed republic were concerned with protecting into perpetuity their hard-won independence. To ensure that democracy would rein unchallenged, a formalized guarantee, the Constitution, spelled out whom would comprise the actors and what processes were to be made available for governance. Distinct roles were drafted for both the president and Congress for the purposes of evenly distributing power and preventing any single entity from wielding their power arbitrarily (Jordan et al, 2009, p....   [tags: American National Security]
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Proposed Territory of the South Okanagan- Similkameen National Park Reserve - The proposed territory of the South Okanagan- Similkameen National Park Reserve is located in the South Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys in southern British Columbia, currently comprised of five Provincial Protected Areas. These areas include the 4700 hectare Mt. Kobau Site situated on the height of land between the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys; the 1850 hectare Chopaka East Site situated on Black Mountain, between Richter Pass and the International Boundary; the 470 hectare Chopaka West Site situated between Richter Mountain and the International Boundary; the 2350 hectare Kilpoola Site situated north and south of Highway 3 including the southeast slopes of Mount Kobau, Blue Lake and Kr...   [tags: Canadian National Parks] 1535 words
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Is the National Security Agency Taking It Too Far? - Ever since the horrible events that took place on 9/11, the United States of America has taken more security precautions. The main security change has been in airports. But, not just airports, the National Security agency (NSA) has been invading people’s privacy more and more since then. The NSA was founded by President Truman on November 4th, 1952 as an organization to decrypt code communications in WW2 (wiki/NSA). It was not until soon after 9/11 that the NSA started to become the organization it is today....   [tags: National Security Agency, United States, Terrorism]
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International Cooperation and National Security - In “Anarchy is What States Make of It” Alexander Wendt describes two opposing state systems—competitive and cooperative. In competition, “states identify negatively with each other’s security so that ego’s gain is seen as alter’s loss.” In cooperation, “the security of each [state] is perceived as the responsibility of all.” Currently, there are problems such as the spread of nuclear weapons, terrorism, poverty in developing countries, international financial instability, and climate change that confront the entire global community....   [tags: National Security] 1480 words
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Who Owns the U.S. National Debt? - "Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt." -- Herbert Hoover A recent topic for political debate, and one that is usually included in most political rhetoric, is the national debt, and the debt ceiling crisis. I believe that there are many misconceptions about this issue, and that politicians use and promote these misconceptions for the purpose of making political arguments. The example of this that sticks out for me is a commercial I saw on television that seems to depict a future where the US has presumably been taken over by China....   [tags: Obama's National Debt]
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The Creator of Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park - The Mount Rushmore National Memorial Park is one of the world's largest sculptural and engineering projects. In 1923, a historian named Doane Robinson came up with the original idea for Mount Rushmore as a way of attracting tourists. Sculptor-designer John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum (1867–1941) was contracted in 1927 to carve the solid-granite memorial. Borglum conceived the model figures, brought them to life within the mountain's stone, and directed 400 artisans until his death in 1941. Later that year, his son Lincoln finished the project, which had spanned 14 years (6.5 years of actual carving and 8.5 years of delays due to lack of money and bad weather) at a cost of $1 million Every mo...   [tags: Mount Rushmore, national parks, John Gutzon de la ] 940 words
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The Deadly Influence of National Socialism - The Deadly Influence of National Socialism National Socialism was a political movement that emerged in Germany after its defeat in World War I. This movement is more commonly known as Nazism. The National Socialist Party or Nazi Party was formed in Munich is 1919. Adolph Hitler was given all dictatorial powers as the result of the Enabling Act. By 1933 the party had gained control over the entire German state and the ideas, propaganda, and doctrines of National Socialism were written in Hitler's Mein Kampf (My Struggle) ....   [tags: National Socialism Hitler Nazi Essays Nazism]
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National Identity Cards - NATIONAL ID CARD EXECUTIVE SUMMARY After the September 11th attacks, the issue of making national ID card in the United States, Canada and other countries has restarted. After reading many articles, magazines, and skipping through lots of frequently ask question about nation General confirmed the black market in phony driver’s licenses exist in that state.” National ID card, I myself believe that national ID card will not only not stop terrorism, illegal immigrants but also create a form of discrimination and increase ID fraud....   [tags: National ID Cards] 609 words
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Pollution In The Backcountry - Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park - Outline Of Pollution in the Backcountry 1. Bush over turns Clintons plans to ban snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park. (pro) a. Yellowstone will continue to be polluted and degraded. (con) 2. Business, Industry and environment. a. Two opinions presented by each side 3. Identifying problems with the over turning of the Clinton administration ban. 4. Identifying problems with the pollution in off road vehicles. 5. Identifying propaganda techniques used by either side. 6. How credible is each side of the debate....   [tags: Politics Environment National Parks Policy] 1849 words
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National ID Card - National ID Card There has been much discussion over the issue of a national ID card. Can it guarantee national security. Can it even improve the current state of security in the US. Is implementation feasible. Is it an invasion of privacy. These are just a few of the questions that surround the issue of a national ID. The scene that the NID evokes in me is from the movies of the forties and fifties. The security officials from some eastern European country move from passenger to passenger in a train demanding “Papers please.” The US citizenry have never been subject to that kind of open scrutiny before and it is disturbing to contemplate the implementation of such a draconian sys...   [tags: National Security NID American Citizenship Essays]
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Punjab National Bank Analysis - Objectives of the project: 1. To study the functions of the subsystem of HRD i.e. training and development. 2. To study the existing policies of the Bank with regard to “Training and Development” of their employees. METHOD Research Design The research design is Exploratory, where in the in-depth study of the training and development policies of PNB has been done. The objective of exploratory research is to explore or search through a situation to provide insights and understanding. Research Methods 1) Secondary data analysis includes studying the website (www.Pnbindia.in) of PNB and also going through the various articles, magazines, journals and books on Training and Development....   [tags: Punjab National Bank Case Study]
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National Deficit and National Debt - The growing national deficit is a looming problem in the United States now more than ever. The national debt is constantly increasing and government spending is out of control. If these issues are not solved then they could spell disaster for the nation’s economy when the infamous debt ceiling is finally reached. Currently the national policy on the debt is to continue raising the debt limit until a solution is found that is agreeable between both parties in Congress. The two main issues of over spending and the constant raising of the debts ceiling by Congress can both be resolved by government spending reform, balancing the federal budget and initiating pro-growth policies in order to incr...   [tags: American Government, Overspending]
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The National Debt - Every day in New York City, hundreds of people walk past a huge digital billboard with giant numbers across its face. Each person who walks past this billboard sees a slightly different arrangement of numbers, growing larger every second. This board is the National Debt Clock, representing the over 14 trillion dollars currently owed by the United States. While some people claim that the national debt is caused by the falling economy, most maintain that the debt itself causes the poor economy (Budget Deficits 2007)....   [tags: Fiscal Policy]
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A National Language - America is a country founded on the qualities of many cultures from around the world. As people of this great nation, we have grown up experiencing a variety of languages and cultures. These varieties of languages and cultures founded, built, and fortified this nation. In this “melting pot” called the United States of America, one language has unified the communication of our country, and that is American English, our country’s primary language. As the United States has continued economic expansion, it continues to remain the destination for majority of the worlds' immigrants....   [tags: Language]
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National Parks or National Problems? - A bear meanders across the road several hundred yards in front of your slowly moving vehicle. A doe and her fawn leap back into the brush as you approach. The sun shines in such a way that it seems the mountains above you go on forever. This pristine image of our nation's national parks is unfortunately getting harder to find today. The approximately 270 million visitors to the parks annually have begun to take their toll on the wild and preserved areas of our nation. Congress created the world's first national park, Yellowstone, in 1872....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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State Mission of the National Guard - Along with deployments over seas the National Guard has state mission. These state missions comprise of multiple parts. Part one of the mission is to respond to the natural disasters of their state and country. Most everyone has heard of the National Guard going out and battling fires, helping general public deal with all aspects of the floods, tornadoes and civil unrest. In these situations the governor of the state, territories or district, places his province in a state of emergency. This allows him to control the National Guard until the crisis is exerted and in which case the National Guard is returned to its normal state as the protector of freedom and safety of their state and country...   [tags: Military] 2401 words
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Eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts - The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent agency of the federal government specifically designed to support and enhances the art community for minority groups. The NEA was founded in 1965 and has controlled the art community ever since. This has aided in censoring works of supposedly obscene and controversial art. The elimination of the NEA, or making it a private organization, would free much needed public tax dollars to go to more important parts of the nations budgets, as well as open the art communities up for the freedom to exhibit the controversial pieces of art work the NEA deems inappropriate....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Success of the National Organization for Women - The fight for gender equality along with women’s rights has been a battle for centuries. Over time many, women activists and organizations have step forward to help in advancing women’s progress in the world today. One organization that has made a tremendous contribution and has been extremely influential for women is the National Organization for Women (NOW). The organization has been around since 1966 and has more than 500,000 members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia (National Organization for Women, 2012)....   [tags: Influence, Society Changes]
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The Formation of the National Health Service - The purpose of this essay is to introduce the history of the National Health Service (NHS) and how its formation derived from the early 1600s. It will analyse two current political issues that occur within the NHS, the postcode lottery and the reformation of the NHS, examining the positive and negative effects they have had. It will also discuss implications of regulations within professional practice and how they account for quality of care. Initially set up in 1601, the Poor Law Act was introduced by the government in an attempt to provide shelter and food for those most in need, in exchange for hard labour, otherwise known as workhouses; “a poorhouse where able-bodied poor are compelled t...   [tags: Political Issues, The Postcode Lottery, NHS]
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The Business of The National Basketball Association - 1. Nature of the business The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league located in the United States. It is composed of 30 franchised teams, all of which are in the US except for one located in Canada. It markets teams and players, and regulates franchised team ownership. The NBA licenses rights for broadcasting and collects revenue from sponsorships with corporate partners. It also operates the WNBA, a women's professional basketball league; the NBA Development League for players who are preparing for the NBA; and NBA TV, a cable TV channel offering news, original programming, and live game broadcasts....   [tags: swot, competition, resources ] 1178 words
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Samba and the National Identity of Brazil - Art has always been used to symbolize one’s culture, history, society and national identity. Countries identify each other through their culture, their art. Art has many forms, one of them being music. One of the most famous music genres in the world is samba. Due to the fact that Samba is the musical life force of Brazil; it ultimately represents their national identity. To better understand why samba represents the Brazilian’s national identity, one has to understand the history of Brazil and samba....   [tags: Samba Music Essays]
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The Hidden Dangers of a National Pastime - The Hidden Dangers of a National Pastime On a typical Friday night in any town across the country you can hear the band playing the school fight song, cheerleaders cheering at the top of their lungs, parents proudly hoisting homemade posters in support of the team, and the student body feverishly rooting for their friends. There are few things that can bring a community closer than a Friday night high school football game. As the players come sprinting onto the field one has to wonder if anyone has considered the fact that head injuries, specifically concussions, have become such a danger in this game that is loved so much across America....   [tags: high school american football games] 2368 words
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War on Terror and National Security - Terrorism can be defined as a ‘sub-specie of revolutionary violence’ (Lodge, 1981, pg. 1). The term terrorism was introduced in 1789 during the French Revolution. Initially, the word was used to describe the violence inflicted by the French government when attempting to impose their ‘radical new order on a reluctant citizenry’ (Roberts, 2002). Today terrorism carries a deeper meaning with a profound connection to politics. ‘Civil liberties are basic rights and freedoms granted to citizens of a country through national common or statute law’ (Dunt)....   [tags: revolutionary violence, terrorism, fair trial]
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Role Of Youth In National Development - The term – nation building or national development, is usually used to refer to a constructive process of engaging all citizens in building social cohesion, economic prosperity and political stability in a nation in an inclusive and democratic way. Going by the definition, it is seen that all citizens are to be involved in building or developing a nation. Thus, the involvement of youth in national development is a must. In fact, youths play one of the most important roles in nation building. Youth are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also the partners of today....   [tags: Youth] 574 words
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The Kakum National Park in Ghana - The Kakum National Park in Ghana is one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa located approximately 33 km north of Cape Coast covering the area of 375sq.km. The Kakum Park was established in 1931 and received acknowledgement of the National Park in 1992. It is the only Park in Africa with Canopy Walkway, which is 350m long, connects 7 trees and opened in 1995 for tourist visitors. In the Year 2000 UNESCO declared the Kakum rainforest “The National World Heritage Site”. Kakum National Park treasures many different plants and animal species and is very popular destination for the tourists, hikers, botanists and birdwatcher from all around the world....   [tags: diverse ecosystems in Africa]
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The Idea of National Organization Representation - ... We should organize our union and look for ways to fairly represent the large organizations as well as the small (Samuel Gompers Papers 15-25). In 1908, the union membership began to realize the potential for the strength of a well-organized union. By electing the right leadership to bring their concerns to the table with management, the change could be real and effective. The standard of living for the worker and their families would be raised and be made better. The quality of housing they could afford would be better and they would also have the ability to buy better meats and vegetables....   [tags: labor, leadership, unions] 692 words
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History of the National Education Association - The National Education Association began in 1857 when 43 educators gathered after there was a national call to unite as one voice in the cause of the public education. Nearly one hundred years before the NEA was formed the requirements for teaching were to read, write, and stay out of trouble. This lead to a reform that transformed to the education system we see today, including public schools and professional training for teachers. Even after these changes, many teachers made less than $100 a year, and worked in a one-room schoolhouse....   [tags: Public Education, Political Activity]
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National Healthcare Should Not be Mandated - One might ask should National Healthcare be allowed to become mandataed or not. If National Healthcare becomes mandated, what do we as the people have left for rights. National Healthcare should not be mandated by the government. Mandating National Healthcare is violating our rights as people. We should not be told that we have to have healthcare or what doctors we have to see in regards to the governments attempt at forcing us to utilize the healthcare of their choosing. We the people should be able to choose whether we want to have healthcare, how we want to obtain our healthcare coverage, and what doctors we wish to see....   [tags: Anti Obamacare]
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The National Security Concept of Estonia - Policy analysis National Security Concept of Estonia The National Security Concept (NSC) sees international co-operation as the primary source of security, since “NATO serves as the cornerstone of European security and defence.” [p.4] Therefore, I will first analyse the NSC using the regional framework. In addition, I will use the sectoral approach to analyse the main areas affecting both internal and international security environment, which according to the NSC are “political, military, economic, technical, societal and environmental spheres." [p.5] International and regional security The NSC sees security as the “objective and outcome of international co-operation” [p.3]....   [tags: policy analysis] 1408 words
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Taking a Look at National Debt - When compared to countries with a lower amount of national debt, such as the United Kingdom and Sweden, America seems to be built on a foundation of materialism. American materialism influences its society to believe that the more things someone owns, the happier she will be. Many Americans insist on ownership of goods and services, despite how expensive some may be. Even if an individual lacks the necessary funds to afford said goods, however, she can still purchase them by using credit. Credit is money that a bank or business will allow a person to use, provided she reimburses them in the future....   [tags: economic analysis] 756 words
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Most people recognize NASA as the agency that is responsible for taking Americans to the moon and bringing them safely home, blasting off into space with the Space Shuttle programs, sending magnificent pictures of the planets and stars to earth via the Hubble Telescope and of the surface of Mars via cameras on the Mars Rover. While all these descriptions are true, NASA is responsible for many of the familiar items Americans use in our every day lives....   [tags: FAA, decline]
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The National Prohibition Ac and The Economy - Prohibition and the Economy Prior to the National Prohibition Act, several individuals expected the economy to flourish. This way of thinking stemmed from the idea that if alcohol could not be obtained legally, that other products and services would get additional attention. For example, “chewing gum and soft drink companies expected growth in revenue”. Moreover, theater producer’s “anticipated new crowds” since many Americans would be looking for different ways to entertain themselves . However, these assumptions never truly surfaced and instead many entertainment industries failed....   [tags: chewing gum, soft drinks] 680 words
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The Australian National Broadband Network - Introduction The National Broadband Network, abbreviated as NBN is the Australia’s only whole scale and open access data network. This is the project under development. The NBN project is about providing high speed broadband to the citizens of Australia. NBN co Limited was established by the Australian government in 2009 and after four months NBN Co Tasmania was founded to operate the National Broadband Network in Tasmania as a subsidiary of NBN Co Limited. The development of National Broadband Network has faced a lot of political debates but after 20 years, both the major parties of Australia recognized the importance and significance of establishing national Broadband service....   [tags: data netwirk, political debate] 1401 words
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Poetic Reflections of the National Spirit - Sir Philip Sidney wrote in the Defense of Poesy that “only the poet, disdaining to be tied to any such subjection, lifted up with the vigor of his own invention, doth grow in effect another nature, in making things either better than nature bringeth forth, or quite anew, forms such as never were in nature” (Sidney, bartleby.com). While history describes the actual and philosophy explores the abstract, only poetry is capable of weaving the two concepts together. Reading a nation’s history enlightens an individual to the significant events of a country’s past, but it cannot reveal the immaterial spirit of an era or people....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Whitman, Goethe, and Yeats] 2678 words
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Leadership in the National Health Service - Leadership in Health Defining a leader The mission to carry out a considerable quantity of evaluations and hypothetical discussions to encounter specific styles or features inclined towards a lucrative approach to implement leadership styles in an organization (Oliver, 2006). As stated by Adair in the year 1998, learning from theories does not make an individual a successful leader, however, his own will and personal motivation leads him to become a successful leader and get your hands on the expertise firmly (Adair , 1998)....   [tags: transformational & transactional leadership]
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Application for the National Honor Society - ... Also within our school I enjoy helping with our youth program. I have helped out with the youth basketball program many times. Since I have four younger siblings myself I enjoy helping young children. In the youth basketball program I would observe their technique, play games, and give pointers. I also helped with a toys for tots. I had to help recruit people to bring toys and I had to donate toys myself. Not only do I do this for the better of our community but it also fills a spot in my heart knowing that I can help....   [tags: community, leadership, character] 565 words
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The Scripps National Spelling Bee - Ding. A single sound can crush the dream of a young language lover. The shrill ping from a small bell marks the end of the road in a spelling career. Students study for countless hours over a period of several years to attain one goal. The Scripps National Spelling Bee requires a tremendous amount of dedication, but the honor is incomparable. The History of the Scripps National Spelling Bee The National Spelling Bee has been a celebrated academic competition for nearly one hundred years....   [tags: spellers, diversity, immigrants, dedication]
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The Roles of the National Budget - The national budget is the main instrument through which governments collect resources from the economy, in a sufficient and appropriate manner; and allocate and use those resources responsively, efficiently and effectively (Todorovic & Djordjevic, 2009). The work of public budget has increased extremely more complicated, abstruse and worrying (Hou, 2006, p.730). Fiscal Affairs Department of IMF in 2009 declared that a statement of the main central government tax expenditures should be required as part of the budget or related fiscal documentation, indicating the public policy purpose of each provision, its duration, and the intended beneficiaries....   [tags: expenditures, economy, resources] 624 words
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A National Form of Health Care - The United States health insurance system is broken and corrupt with an unjust balance in the distribution of benefits whether by state, employer, income, or insurance carrier. Millions of Americans are needlessly suffering and dying while the nation’s largest health insurance providers are raking in billions of dollars in revenue every year because of the simple fact they either do not provide adequate health insurance to their customers or they make it too expensive for many employers to offer health insurance to their employees, denying coverage altogether....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Levels of National Interest (Revision) - Prioritizing and clarifying are two of the United States biggest conflicts, encountering great difficulty when attempting to define its national interest. National interest is the establishment of identity and purpose of the country; it is a multi-faceted idea that is made of several ideologies set forth by the country’s most influential leaders and parties. It is assumed to be what is best for the country (Rosati, 2010, p.2). Concerns of economic growth, wealth, military affairs, survival, and security are all integral players in determining what is important in regards to national interest....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]
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The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis - Could you imagine being stricken by a deadly virus, that if you survived, you would not be able to walk without any assistance. In 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal struggle with infantile paralysis led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis (NFIP) which would help find a treatment for infantile paralysis, which is better known as polio. This virus was usually contracted during childhood, and attacked the central nervous system, which if the victim did survive, he or she would then usually suffer from debilitating paralysis well into their lives....   [tags: deadly virus, polio, opv, march of dimes]
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National Healthcare: A Bad Idea - National Healthcare: A Bad Idea Many Americans go everyday without any sort of health care. This is where the idea for national healthcare came from. People think that having national healthcare would be a very good idea however there are many flaws with it. Throughout this essay it will cover what national healthcare is, what countries have national healthcare, the positives and the negatives of having it. Universal Health care or more commonly referred to as National Healthcare began in the 1880’s in Germany....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive] 1066 words
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The National Identity of Scotland - Introduction The post-modern world of globalisation seems to threat the nations, homogenising their cultures and erasing individual characteristics. In that sense, the case of Scotland is rather peculiar one. Firstly, Scotland is part of Britain. Secondly, Britain is part of the European Union. Finally, Scotland is part of the globalizing community. This underpins the complex situation Scotland is put in, trying to maintain its national identity in the context of British, European and global influences....   [tags: Edinburgh, Field Work, Urban]
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National Minority and Immigrant Groups - Will Kymlicka writes in the Multicultural Citizen that national minorities and immigrant groups should be given room and protection to practice and express their cultures. He argues that cultural expression is key to individual freedom and allows for a greater freedom of opportunity. National minorities, as large ethnic minority populations within a nation that have historic and cultural ties to the land (Kymlicka, p. 79), should be given the utmost cultural freedom and protection culture as it enhances the nation as a whole....   [tags: Priority, Cultural Freedom]
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Governments Importance in National Competitveness - ... This requires financial liberalisation and reducing price controls but will in turn increase efficiency and flexibility of producers and consumers to respond to market signals. This is only possible with government interventions. Policies promoting market competition should prevent collusion through antitrust laws and reduce barriers to entry. At the same time, those countries that face inflation and declining output must ratify economic stabilisation policies aimed at reducing balance-of-payments deficits....   [tags: waelth, world, markets] 1771 words
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The Holocaust: German National Pride - National pride was a key factor in the German people’s indifference to or participation in state-sponsored genocide and murder. There are five main reasons why. Jews were among those blamed by German military officers looking for excuses as to why Germany was defeated in WWI, and thus were linked to the loss of national pride. Jews were seen as bringing down the economy by taking up space and manipulating other Germans into giving the Jews their money to fuel the Jews’ inherent greed. Hitler had helped to create national and cultural unity in Germany which included strong feelings of anti-Semitism at its base....   [tags: The Holocaust: Essays]
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The End of National Turmoil - The End of National Turmoil At the time President Harry S. Truman took office, the country was still shaken by the unexpected death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and many obstacles stood in the new president's way. One of these obstacles – national turmoil – had taken over the United States, and President Truman was the only one who could save the country from it. President Harry S. Truman overcame national turmoil by furthering the New Deal, commanding the end of World War II, and ordering atomic bombs to be dropped on Japan....   [tags: New Deal, Harry S. Truman, American History]
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National and Regional Port Policy? - Introduction: Ports are an important asset to a nation. Ports serve the country not only to enhance trade and increase the economy but also a hub for national employment. Ports are also important in point of view of security of the country. Many nations have naval bases in their commercial ports. The recent development with regards to types of ship especially containerisation has drastically changed the way ports operate. Containerisation has increased the need of modern cranes and faster handling equipment to increase turnaround of ships....   [tags: Ports] 701 words
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The BCS National Championship Game - From the first two national champions, Rutgers and Princeton, to last year’s debateable Auburn national championship winning team, college football has always had difficulties deciding national champions. The BCS National Championship game was thought to give a less prejudice opinion on which teams play in the championship game than humans did. However, it has stimulated more controversy in college sports than Cal-Stanford “The Play.” The problem with the BCS teams is, it chooses two teams that are based on profit, popularity, and record....   [tags: playoff system, college football, team]
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The United States National Debt - On the Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, there is a national debt clock that shows the amount of United States national debt. The clock was first installed in 1989, and can show up to ten trillion dollars. It ran out of digits in October 2008 when the sum of debt exceeded the amount. A new clock with two extra digits is going to be installed (Izzo 2 ). We hear about the debt almost every day: news talks about it, politicians argue about it, even President Obama gives speeches on it. So what is the significance behind it....   [tags: US Economics]
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National Security Act of 1947 - The advent of the interagency process coincided with the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. This landmark legislation dramatically altered the landscape of the federal government at the dawn of the Cold War. Although various presidential administrations adjusted their foreign policy methods to meet their own requirements, this act established the basic framework of coordination necessary for America’s position as a global superpower. Why have the national security advisor and the NSC staff become so prominent in the formulation of foreign policy....   [tags: Government]
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Architecture, Power, and National Identity - Having a sense of belonging is one of several fundamental human needs and national identity refers to a person’s sense of belonging to one country with its history, values and traditions. Since achieving independence in 1957, the issue of Malaysia’s national identity has been in the spotlight due to its strong social, political and economical factors implication. As a multi-cultural country, the search for a national identity is not an easy undertaking as Malaysians consist of different ethnics such as Malay, Chinese and Indian....   [tags: Architecture]
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