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Opinion: Search of Knowledge - While the experience, proven technique, or research of an expert on a given subject are all tremendous guides in the quest for knowledge, the opinion of said expert will almost certainly hinder or deter one in the pursuit of knowledge. The very nature of an opinion is something that undoubtedly challenges the three aforementioned factors in regards to the search of knowledge. Most definitions of the word “opinion” have the same characteristics in diction, with “a belief,” “a personal view,” and “estimate” all topping the list of the most commonly used phrases and words....   [tags: knowledge, opinion, experience, insight] 1088 words
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Finding Your Own Opinion: Youth in Philadelphia - “ If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” (Walt Disney) The public in the city of Philadelphia has described the youth as loud, obnoxious, and ghetto. That is not the case. In fact, we are all human and we have flaws. But the problem is that the youth are not given an outlet to express themselves in way where we are looked upon with respect. We aren’t given the correct tools to show the world that we are here and we want to be seen....   [tags: following the crowd, own opinion]
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The Power of the Media to Influence Public Opinion - ... Despite this, the family refused to stop trying. The police dashboard camera was uploaded to the internet where it spread like wildfire through social media sites such as YouTube and Twitter. This massive outcry managed to push the case onward to another trial, this time by a full grand jury. Kerrick was indicted for voluntary manslaughter, however, this might not have ever happened were it not for both the media and social media who helped to fuel the efforts to indict Kerrick. Rodney King Often considered one of the biggest police brutality cases in history, the Rodney King case is known by almost everyone....   [tags: Media and Public Opinion]
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Public Opinion Meets the Internet - The Internet along with other technologies has opened channels of communication. Not only has the Internet played a great role in forming international public opinions regarding the United States throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Western Europe, but it has also helped to democratize the rest of the world by allowing them to voice their own opinions. However, sometimes the incited cyber public opinions would lead to some extremely negative behaviors and cause serious problems like cyber bullying, real life crimes, and even a long time social unrest....   [tags: technology, opinions]
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Forming an Opinion of Others based on Wealth - Imagine a world where everyone wears the same types and colors of clothing, and listens to the same type of music. How would that world appear to anybody that has lived in this world. Very likely, it would appear bland and boring; with no changes or differences in nearly all aspects of life. For most people, what is worn and listened to, affects how others are viewed through the eyes of everyone else and is used to express opinions and personality. Typically, 2 people will form an opinion of others within the first 3 seconds of meeting one another....   [tags: opinions, classism,] 553 words
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Search for 'argumentative' to find 'opinion' essays - Odyssey Essay Being attacked by one eyed monsters, huge storms, a giant sea dragon, and scores of angry men were just a few of the perils Odysseus had to overcome. He did not only overcome them, but he did so in a way that would forever be thought of as heroic. Odysseus, the epic hero of Homer's The Odyssey demonstrates the Greek ideal of leadership, bravery, and devotion to the gods. Odysseus was a great leader and showed his leadership abilities many times, times where his men were ready to give up and accept their fate....   [tags: Opinion Essays] 642 words
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The Opinion of Four - Books that are on the Best-Seller-List are reviewed or criticized more than any other book published at any given time. Which is the case of the, “Tipping Point, written by Malcolm Gladwell.” Gladwell’s book has been combed over many times over by Book Reviews/Critics. From the excerpts, I have read of the, “Tipping Point,” Gladwell seems laudable of the reviews. Evaluation of the following Book Reviewer/Critics, Allan Wolfe from the Nytimes.com, Kirk McElhearn from Techsoc.com, and Andrew Collins from Redfenceproject.com will allow me to form an opinion....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Biased Opinion Narrative - My employer, an electrical fixtures supply company, has decided to purchase company cars for all of the sales staff. I have been asked to select the line of automobiles that should be purchased. I have decided that on grounds of economy and longevity that it is in the company's best interest to purchase Volvo's. As a prudent and sensible buyer, I have done research on the web and have discovered that experts agree the Volvo is the most mechanically superior and safe automobile for my companies needs....   [tags: Biased Opinion Car Brand Narrative] 963 words
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Media's Effect on Public Opinion - Public opinion regarding politics is a hot-button subject. It can make or break a politicians career or if a bill or initiative passes or fails. In this age of instant access to information we are constantly updated on current affairs by a plethora of outlets such as The Internet on sites like www.foxnews.com or www.msnbc.com or Television for either cable news like Fox News, CNN, MSNBC or CSPAN. There is also smartphone access to news sources via apps that update you on breaking news or Basic Cable news like NBC Nightly News....   [tags: Society, News, Media]
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Morality, Freedom and Public Opinion - The protagonists in the films Kinsey by Bill Condon and Thank You for Smoking by Jason Reitman are two men who are cut from very different styles of cloth. In Kinsey, the titular character uses logical discourse and gathered statistics in an attempt to remove the shackles of moral prudery from the subject of human sexuality for the betterment of humanity. On the other hand, the central character in Thank You for Smoking is a lobbyist for the tobacco industry who uses logical fallacy and rhetoric to obscure the health risks of tobacco use because he is extraordinarily good at it, and additionally he gets paid handsomely....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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To Each His Own Opinion - To each his own Opinion During the 20th century, America had many challenges and one of the main issues was social discrimination. Although slavery was abolished in the late 19th century, the Negros were still being treated unfairly by the white majority. They were forced to separate themselves from the white society against their will. They had different schools, facilities, and even had to sit in a different section on the buses. However, a few individuals had decided to step up and take action against this racial segregation and through their inspiring speeches and interviews, they created change in the nation....   [tags: Racism] 958 words
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Argument on Public Opinion - The maxim above denotes the basis for human society. Prior to the social institution of public opinion, communal living was non-existent. With its gradual inception over time, some semblance of order and society emerged. But considering Rousseau's famous utterance that man is born free but everywhere he is in "chains", humans are now subjected and do not have absolute freedom in a broad sense. In the United States, public opinion is usually taken into consideration and is not completely taken into account....   [tags: Media ]
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Man's Opinion about Women - There are many influences that affect a man’s opinion about women. Influences such as personal experiences, rumors, and the women in a man’s life help form his opinion of a woman. Henrik Ibsen and Oscar Wilde are two playwrights who reflected their beliefs about women in their plays. Ibsen and Wilde both believe that society shunned women, unfairly forcing them into a submissive role, under the control of men. On March 20, 1828, Henrik Johan Ibsen was born in Skien, Norway (Merriman Ibsen 1) and had four biological siblings (Meyer 13) His parents went from wealthy to poor at his age of six (Meyer 13)....   [tags: Biography, Ibsen and Wilde] 1674 words
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The Power of Opinion - The Power of Opinion Confidence is a key component in the development of success. In order to reach this stability one must be a recipient of encouragement and upholding. This support creates an individuality and esteem for success. For example, in my experiences with females I have come to a vague realization that they feed off of encouragement. It seems like the focus of most of the girls that I know, is to impress. I believe this because when they are complimented, to most it will make their day....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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Public Opinion Extraction - 2. Related Work Many of works have been done in the area of public opinion extraction, some works went to find the polarity and others find both polarity and subjectivity. The work has been done for many languages and to serve many of purposes like politics, social services, movie reviews…etc., but unfortunately there is no work has been done for Arabic language. In the following we browsing some of these works: OSVision Opinion Mining [6] is an automatic system which can extract opinions from the Web....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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The Political Opinion and Behavior of Adolescents and/or Immigrants - ... Memes fighting each other for limited resources of the human attention, for repeatability and frequency of use. People copy them, or, according to Richard Dawkins, they copy themselves. Douglas Rushkoff examines memes because of their ability to spread via the media and the Internet, causing significant social consequences [1]. Such consequences can be an ability to influence the election of politicians, to change public opinion, to influence the children's audience and etc. Memes are capable to change the perception of local and global events, he calls media viruses....   [tags: political participation, social media]
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How Media Influences Public Opinion - Abstract In our democratic society, mass media is the driving force of public opinion. Media sources such as Internet, newspaper, news-broadcasts, etc, play significant roles in shaping a person’s understanding and perception about the events occurred in our daily lives. As long as the newspapers, internet, network television, etc, continued to be easily accessible to the public, the media will continue to have an influence in shaping its opinions. Factors such as agenda-setting, framing and priming help shape the public opinions....   [tags: Media] 1625 words
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Same-Sex Marriage and Public Opinion - “[Same-sex marriage legalization] would be a foolish and tragic choice,” the statement made by Peter Sprigg in 2012, still does echo some Americans feelings about same-sex marriage. Although there is some truth to his statement, the tide is turning in favor of legalization of same-sex marriage. As public opinion polls show, Americans are beginning to accept the idea of same-sex marriage more and more than they have been in the past. Their opinions rely on a variety of differing things, the majority does claim to the belief of religious marriage....   [tags: Legal Issues, Moral Implications]
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Opinion on Abortion - Opinion on Abortion My own opinion of abortion is very varied. There are so many different reasons for abortions. Every woman who has had one will have had reasons. I am sure they wouldn't have decided in a few minutes that they were going to abort their baby. They would have thought long and hard about what to do. I put myself in the position of someone else. If I got pregnant now would I really be able to keep it. I would, for one, have to stop school and miss out on the education I would need to bring up a child....   [tags: Papers] 1125 words
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It's my opinion - It's my opinion I was told that the principal had used her executive power to chop up my article into bits that didn’t contain the harassing, offensive points that it originally owned. I was sad, very very sad. It’s tough for someone with a weak emotional structure to be rejected and told I’m harassing to younger people. So, the advisors went to the bargaining table, nothing changed. Therefore we revised, redid, and reedited the entire article and pumped out a version that had the heart and soul cut out of it, but we put it in the paper anyway....   [tags: social issues] 752 words
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Opinion on Abortion - Opinion on Abortion Abortion is when a foetus is expelled from its mother's womb before the pregnancy reaches full term (usually 40 weeks). The abortion act says that a woman can have an abortion if the pregnancy would put her in danger, or if the baby was so handicapped that it could not survive independently and it would have no quality of life. The act also says that these reasons for abortion are accepted whereas a woman who simply did not want another child would not be allowed to abort her pregnancy....   [tags: Papers] 1146 words
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Should Political Polls Influence Political Decision-making? - “In no country is public opinion so powerful as in the United States” stated British journalist James Brice in 1900 (Erikson, 3). He was very perceptive as the use of polls of the public was increasing. Politicians traditionally have the goal of re-election. Because of this, many politicians are swayed by the results of polls of the public. The question is, of course, are the political polls correct and how much they should effect and influence political decision-making. This has been something that politicians have had to ask themselves for many years, and in the end there is four main lines of thought on political polls....   [tags: public opinion]
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Opinion Of The Ewells in To Kill a Mockingbird - To Kill a Mockingbird : Discuss Your Opinion Of The Ewells The Ewells play a significant part in this story of "To Kill a Mockingbird". In the first chapter, Scout mentions the Ewells to us that the "Ewells started it all". Scout means that the Ewells had an affect on the residents of Maycomb. The story will involve an allegation of rape and the way black and white issues (the prejudice that runs through the whole of the story) are covered. Burris Ewell, the son of Bob Ewell, shows how bad his living conditions are....   [tags: English Literature] 1373 words
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Authorial Opinion Of Wife Of Bath - The character of the Wife of Bath is clearly feminist. She indicates this by her extreme ideas of female “maistrye” and statements such as “I have the power duringe al my lyf upon his proper body, and nought he,” which is extremely feminist. However, Chaucer makes us see the Wife of Bath as inconsistent, at times illogical, and also amoral and adulterous, The prologue and tale is spoken by a woman of supposed vast experience, yet was written by a man. While the prologue and tale may be seemingly feminist, could it be a vehicle for a deeper anti-feminist message....   [tags: essays research papers] 521 words
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Opinion of Macbeth in Act 3 - Opinion of Macbeth in Act 3 Shakespeare's Macbeth is the story of a good man turned evil by a dark ambition he cannot control… Macbeth is tragic hero whose character can be viewed from different prospectuses. It is wrong to categorise him as either a tormented man or a callous tyrant because in the play he is displayed as both. We see him digress from, at the beginning of the play a courageous man driven by ambition to become a cruel and arbitrary man. I am going to examine Shakespeare's portrayal of the downward spiral of a man once called a "worthy gentleman" and now "fiendish hell hound"....   [tags: Papers] 825 words
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How Important is Expert Opinion in The Search for Knowledge? - An expert is someone who has extensive knowledge in their field. They obtain the knowledge through various means such as research, experience, and observation in a particular area of study or in a specific phenomenon. Their knowledge of a certain field is specific and exceeds the knowledge of an average person, and this allows others to rely upon their opinion. These experts normally express their opinion in the form of writing in order to easily transmit and disseminate their opinion to the mass....   [tags: Research Methods]
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How Public Opinion Changed the Course of the Vietnam War - ... The conclusion found that blacks were more likely to be opposed to the war in the beginning stages due to the disproportionate number of casualties for that race than whites. In the end, whites, blacks, and Latinos were equally against the war in the later stages. These antiwar movements influenced legislative change, and this was the focus of Burstein and Freudenburg. They argued that if the antiwar demonstrations truly worked, it should have resulted in reduction of war costs and antiwar legislative measures....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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The Five Models Reflecting Public Opinion in Politics - A belief shared by most people, the voice of the people. The opinion of the public is the popular view. Opinions bring public beliefs to the attention of decision/policy makers. Public opinion is that opinion which government must heed to. Public opinion is reflected by public policy through five models according to Norman Luttbeg. The Rational-Activist Model in which voters use elections as a policy expression. Individual citizens are expected to be informed politically, involved, rational, and above all, active (pg 19)....   [tags: politics] 661 words
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Public opinion on Gun Control - Public Opinion on Gun Control The twentieth century was a time of many political assassinations and violent shootings. A nation in shock mourned the deaths of President John Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. At the end of the twentieth century the nation endured rising rates of violent crime, with young people frequently involved as victims and perpetrators and often armed with guns. Between July 1992, and June 30, 1999, there were 358 school-associated violent deaths in the United States, including 255 deaths of school- aged children, or about 51 such violent deaths each year....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms] 2585 words
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Capital Punishment and Public Opinion - Capital Punishment and Public Opinion What does the public think about capital punishment in various countries around the world. This paper will examine the outcomes of recent surveys and polls. In Guatemala, a poll on the death penalty taken in Guatemala City, the capital, in June, found that 74% of those interviewed were in favour of the death penalty. 78.5% supported the execution of two men the previous week, who had been sentenced to death for kidnapping. However only 20.5% thought that the executions would cause crime rates to fall....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 915 words
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My My Opinion On Censorship - My My Opinion On Censorship I don’t have a clear feeling about censorship; however I do think that it is a bad thing because people don’t get to see parts of the film, which they came to see. Some parts of films are hidden from the viewers and this is because the film certification company may feel that what will be shown in a film may affect people....   [tags: Papers] 491 words
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Liberal's Opinion on American Government - The typical philosophical ideals of the liberals seem to focus on the government helping the little guy and leveling the playing field. They oppose tax-cuts for the rich, they are distrustful of big-business and those who are wealthy. They like government programs that help minorities and those with lower incomes. They want to raise the minimum wage, provide better national healthcare and provide better unemployment and welfare coverage’s. They nearly always side with unions over management, the guy who sues the big business....   [tags: essays research papers] 847 words
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What Drives Public Opinion on the European Union? - 1 Once upon a Time... As the European Union (EU) has changed from an economic entity to also a political one, so has the public opinion towards the EU. While support for the EU used to prevail among its citizens, Euroskepticism has spread across Europe nowadays. This change in public attitude became most apparent when the referendum on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe failed in the Netherlands and in France in 2005. Many studies have been conducted to understand the attitude formation towards the EU....   [tags: European Union Essays]
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Policy Memo on Recent French Public Opinion Polls - PS 361 Policy Brief TO: President Barack Obama FROM: Undersecretary of State for European Affairs, Chad Johnson RE: Requested policy memo on recent French public opinion polls. Mr. President, The National Front (aka. Front National, FN) is Frances largest far-right party. In France's 2002 presidential elections, they surprised that nation by coming in second to Jaque Chirac (RPR party.) This was a surprise because polling at the time indicated that the first round would result in the second round being between Chirac and Jospin (Socialist Party.) This election in 2002 was monumental for France, and perhaps indicative of a larger trend for the country....   [tags: National Front, France, human rights] 1578 words
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Is Graffiti a Way to Express One's Opinion or Is it Vandalism? - Throughout the ages art has played a vital role in our life, for it is universal and everywhere, so we experience daily basis the houses we live in to the movies we see. Even in ancient culture, from the prehistoric period, art has played a crucial role by encouraging cave dwellers drawing on the wall of caves to record history. Most art is created for a specific reason or purpose, since it has a way of expressing ideas and beliefs, and it can record the experiences of all people, yet not all people agree on art styles; thus, while some people can consider something art, other may not like the same thing and regard it as a vandalism, and that is actually the case of graffiti....   [tags: ideas, beliefs, art styles, vandalism, art] 1710 words
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Public Opinion Revolving Around Sustainable Development - This paper highlights the public opinion revolving around sustainable development and how it has changed over the last 50 years. It incorporates factors like the Brundtland report, Kyoto Protocol and proposed projects to help make a sustainable future. ‘’Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’’ (Purvis and Grainger 2004) is the most common definition of sustainable development. Over the last fifty years there have been many variations on public and government opinion of sustainable development as a worldwide community and there are many factors that have influenced these attitudes....   [tags: Environment ]
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Truth, Knowledge, and Opinion - Truth, Knowledge, and Opinion WHAT IS TRUTH, KNOWLEDGE, OPINION AND WHY IS EXTREME SKEPTICISM. What is Truth, Knowledge, Opinion and why Extreme Skepticism is Self Contradictory. Truth is simply the mind corresponding with reality, knowledge is having the truth and knowing that you have it and understanding why it is true, Opinion is having an hypothesis but not being entirely sure that your idea is true and extreme skepticism is self contradictory because skeptics say that there is truth ¡§that there is no truth¡¨....   [tags: social issues]
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Wilson’s Opinion on Women’s Suffrage - ... This made a powerful point that all women, and some men were serious about this issue. Later in August 28, 1917, women began picketing in front of the White House ("President Woodrow Wilson Picketed by Women Suffragists."). The women picketed by holding protest signs, and demanding a support from a constitutional amendment. The group called themselves "Silent Sentinels" ("Wilson - A Portrait Women's Suffrage."). Signs said things like,"Mr. President, what will you do for Woman Suffrage?" and "How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?” ("President Woodrow Wilson Picketed by Women Suffragists.")....   [tags: 19th amendment, voting rights, woodrow wilson]
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Opinion on Genetic Engineering - Opinion on Genetic Engineering "Only god has the right to interfere with our genes" Genetic engineering is when scientists manipulate the human genome to alter 'bad' genes; these genes are responsible for all types of diseases and conditions from cancer to the acclaimed 'fat' gene which is responsible for the obesity crisis that the modern world is currently facing. This practice has been controversial one because religions and other organizations across the world believe that genetic engineering is playing god as it allows man to create people with any mental and physical characteristics possible....   [tags: Papers] 691 words
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Public Opinion and Television - Public Opinion and Television The paper explores how dangerous such an important mass media as TV can be, if too many power is concentrated in just a few hands, and how our perception of reality can be manipulated by the selection and manipulation of information presented on TV. Introduction The following term paper deals with the development of television from its early beginnings in the 1920s up to now. My attention focuses on the powers which influence what is shown on TV and the analysis of methods they use in order to manipulate the public opinion....   [tags: Mass Media Danger Essays]
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My Opinion on Suffering - My Opinion on Suffering When there is suffering taking place in the world, we do find it hard to believe in God, because after all if God had produced all his amazing, talented creatures, then why would he let disasters happen such as people suffering in the world or people killing one another. We tend to blame God for this reason, but I have a different assumption. People as well as me believe that God doesn't stop the suffering, but he helps us face that suffering even by telling him in our prayers we feel relieved that we can get it off our chests....   [tags: Free Essays] 377 words
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Iago’s opinion of women. - Iago’s opinion of women. Shakespeare’s play Othello is based on tragedy of Othello’s jealousy, which ironically leads Othello to kill Desdemona, his beloved (wife). Evil Iago is above all Shakespeare’s villains. Iago is a person with evil emotions, and as a result he deceives everybody, he also is exceptionally influential character who has taken in everyone, above all his own wife Emilia. His public face of bravery and honesty conceals a satanic delight in manipulation and destruction, and he will stop at nothing....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 878 words
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Public Opinion and Polling - Public Opinion and Polling Americans are showing signs of disaffection with a presidential campaign that is just beginning. The public thinks the press and large campaign contributors are having too much influence on who gets nominated, and a 60% majority thinks voters themselves have too little say. The latest Federal Election Commission, conducted on the heels of protracted controversy about coverage of alleged cocaine use by George W. Bush, found public reservations about news coverage of most "character issues" ranging from youthful drug use to psychological counseling....   [tags: Papers] 1206 words
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My Opinion of Romeo - My Opinion of Romeo Essay Question: What is your opinion of Romeo. I believe that Romeo is a very passionate person; he is a strong lover; charming and considerate, and later on, a fighter and a killer. He is controlled by his feelings, his emotions and instincts, and he does whatever they tell him to do, be it good, or bad. Most of the time during this play he relies on his feelings and instincts, without taking time to stop and think, which makes him lose his head a lot (he is impetuous), and when he does so, he does very stupid things, which he almost always regrets....   [tags: Papers] 673 words
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Euthanasia Opinion - Euthanasia Opinion Euthanasia is the intentional termination of life by another at the request of the person who dies. Although it is legal in Holland, it is illegal throughout the UK and is an extremely controversial topic often discussed in the media. When it is being debated it is essential to address all the issues and arguments for and against, religious and non-religious, as all the churches oppose it strongly. There are very many points against euthanasia. The first is that life is a gift from God and only he can take it away....   [tags: Free Euthanasia Essay] 665 words
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Voiced Opinion - Voiced Opinion There are several people in this plain west Texas town that are constantly turning up their noses at people who are contrasting to their high society cradle of humanity. It has gotten to where people can no longer express their individuality without having the proverbial finger shaken at them. If a person is not wearing the most elite of brands, then at best, that person will be ignored; in most cases, they will receive ridiculing looks and hatred filled words. Although these upper echelons are not necessarily of Christian faith, they carry a 'holier than thou'; attitude that portrays that they are better than everyone else....   [tags: essays research papers] 694 words
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Revolutionary Opinion - Revolutionary Opinion They all say, ?Taxation without representation is tyranny.. Those revolutionary fools. Surely they jest. I am well aware that many of my fellow townspeople believe in this notion. It is rather sensible, after all. Who really likes to pay taxes. Not I. However, all those that subscribe to this train of thought are living in a dream world. In reality, it is the other way around. ?Representation without taxation is tyranny.. Revolution is futile and will only result in more taxes for the whiners to gripe and moan about....   [tags: essays papers] 1543 words
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Opinion Letter - Opinion Letter Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to the Mercury to express my viewpoints on the pending construction of the Science testing laboratory opening in the Great Yarmouth area. As we all know, it will be doing medical experiments on animals, and possibly cosmetically orientated experiments on animals. This is a very volatile area and could lead to all sorts of circumstances. Personally, I have no problem with it. I think that humans and their wellbeing far outweigh that of animals....   [tags: Papers] 581 words
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The History and Public Opinion of Capital Punishment - The History and Public Opinion of Capital Punishment The history of the death penalty goes back to the earliest civilizations where it was used to punish all sorts of crimes from robbery, to murder, to different forms of heresy. In the United States it evolved to just punish murder, treason, and some cases of rape. It has been an issue that has sparked a never ending debate that goes back to colonial times. The general public traditionally supported the death penalty in a majority with only a few politicians speaking out against it (i.e., Benjamin Rush, Ben Franklin and later on Horace Greeley)....   [tags: Capital Punishment Death Penalty Ethics Essays]
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Narrative and Opinion in Notes of a Native Son - Choices James Baldwin is considered to be one of the great writers of modern time. There are many characteristics of his writing that could be used to show his talent but the one that is most often cited is his ability to interweave narrative and opinion seamlessly into his essays. One example of this ability is in his “Notes of a Native Son” essay. He interweaves narrative of his father and his death with his opinions about the relationship between blacks and whites at that time. James Baldwin uses contrasting ideas such as public vs....   [tags: James Baldwin]
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A High School Student's Opinion of Poetry - A High School Student's Opinion of Poetry Students’ opinions of poetry are very important to consider when planning how to cover poetry in the classroom. In this article, Jon C. Mladic and Douglas R. Pietrzak surveyed a high school creative writing class in Normal, IL (grades 10-12) about their opinions of poetry. They created an extensive survey concerning the students’ opinions and experiences with poetry as well their preferences for instruction. They also interview the teacher of the creative writing class in order to gather her opinions....   [tags: Education Poetry Poems Essays]
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My View and Opinion on Underage Sex - My View and Opinion on Underage Sex Is the age of 16 the right age for sex to be legal. Many people have their own views and beliefs and the issue is very indecisive, but is there ever going to be an age that everyone agrees is appropriate. This is what my speech is going to be about. Many people have different opinions on what they think the legal age to have sex should be. Every year more and more children are having underage sex and this number is continuing to increase at a rapid rate....   [tags: Papers] 781 words
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Ethnicity and Female Equality: A personal Opinion - Abstract The subject of my essay will be a compilation of facts and opinions on the role of ethnicity and gender on female status in the United States. Equality for females and males is influenced by ones ethnicity, by the media, by stereotypes, and by the myth of equal rights. The research methods that will be used for this essay will be only the personal opinions of the author of this essay. One believes that the findings of this essay will show that ethnicity and media generated stereotypes influence gender roles and that inequality for females is a fact of life. Ethnicity and Female Equality: A Personal Opinion The role of ethnicity plays an important part in our society's view and...   [tags: Sociology Gender Roles] 1535 words
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Female and Male Circumcision: a Personal Opinion - Female and Male Circumcision: A Personal Opinion The term circumcision brings to mind many thoughts to many different people. To me it is a term that causes very unpleasant thoughts. I personally believe that any form of either male or female circumcision to be wrong when done to an non-consenting child. If an adult wishes to have a circumcision done to themselves then as a consenting adult it is within an individual's rights to have this evasive and cruel procedure done to themselves. Otherwise, female and male circumcision is a procedure that is done only to meet a cultural norm....   [tags: Sociology] 512 words
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American Public Opinion of the Vietnam War - American Public Opinion of the Vietnam War At the beginning of the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, in 1965, the American Public favored the idea of war because they feared the threat of communism. Polls conducted in 1965, showed 80 percent of the population agreed with President Johnson and were for the war (Rousseau 11). The U.S. got involved with the war to stop communism from spreading throughout South Asia. Americans were afraid if one country on South Asia turned to communism, it would extend to other countries, which is known as the "Domino Theory"....   [tags: Papers] 1562 words
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Legal Opinion For 8th Social Studies - Legal Opinion A. I picked the side of New Jersey in the New Jersey vs. T.L.O case. The reason I picked that side is because the girl whas smoking on school grounds and she was not allowed to do that. Another reason is the teacher that found the girl smoking had the right to bring her to the Principals office, because she had a reason to. Finally the girl denied smoking, she said she didn’t smoke and she probably would of got in less trouble if she told the truth. B. A girl was caught smoking in a shcool bathroom....   [tags: essays research papers] 480 words
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Difference of Opinion About the Nineteen-Sixties - Difference of Opinion About the Nineteen-Sixties To many people the "swinging sixties" were a time of fun and freedom, the beginning of equality and a decade where Britain became a happy country of proud success, however, to many others the rebellious sixties were taken advantage of by defiant teenagers and was a decade where "discipline" was put a side. Furthermore, both agree that it was a decade where Britain underwent a profound and intense change. It turns out there were many positives to the 1960s although there were many negatives....   [tags: Papers] 513 words
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Liberal Democrats' Opinion on Iraqi War - Liberal Democrats' Opinion on Iraqi War Firstly I must and cannot stress enough to you how strongly the Liberal Democrats opposed the Government's decision to go to war in Iraq. However by invading Iraq the government imposed on the UK a moral obligation to the Iraqi people to work towards a secure, stable and democratic Iraq. But our obligation cannot be open-ended. The UK Government should produce an exit strategy, including a plan for the phased withdrawal of UK troops by the end of the year....   [tags: Papers] 1061 words
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Democratic Theory and Public Opinion: How Children Develop Their Political Knowledge - ... A democracy allows criticism, so it is considered unhealthy when there is no acceptance for disagreement and tolerance of governmental actions (Erikson and Tedin 2011). Adolescence is the stage within the political life cycle that children’s political learning has a major incline. This is a time when community comes before self. During this learning period, this age group is now able to comprehend the liberal and conservative stance in politics. Although there are a higher percentage of children now acknowledging themselves as U.S....   [tags: government, democracy, knowledge]
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International Insecurity and the Use of Force - ... The Impact of Foreign Policies Within the United States the Executive Office of the President, Intelligence Organizations, Department of Defense, and Department of Justice are a few participants in the development of foreign policy. Many leaders were upset to learn from the leaks from the NSA, the extent the US was going to obtain international countries were using surveillance techniques, but they were not as sophisticated as the United States. With the hostile feelings from the international countries, it will be a more difficult task to gain their trust again due to these allegations....   [tags: media, public opinion, nsa]
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The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Feminine Traits - Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, establishes his views towards women in many ways through his strong, passionate characters. Despite this clear incorporation, when does an author’s opinion become confused with reality. Hawthorne clearly presents the heroine of the novel, Hester Prynne, as a contradiction to the typical woman of the 1800’s. Hawthorne sees Hester as a strong woman and presents her actions and characteristics as righteous; however his opinion of a strong woman is flawed....   [tags: Hawthorne's Opinion of Women]
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Government’s Role in Long-Term Healthcare Delivery - ... Public concern about the inability of the market and private charity to secure access to health care for all has led to extensive government entanglement over financing and delivery of health care. This involvement has come about mainly as a result of the impact of turnover, staffing shortages, burnout, and other providers related concerns. In some instances, government programs (of all types, not just health-related) have not been designed well enough to achieve the purposes intended or have been subverted to serve purposes explicitly not intended....   [tags: public policy, public opinion]
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The Use of Polls to Analyze Public Opinion in Politics - The Use of Polls to Analyze Public Opinion in Politics Public opinion is defined in the text as “the distribution of the population’s beliefs about politics and policy issues” (Edwards, Wattenberg, and Lineberry 150). On paper, it sounds so simple; in reality it is much more difficult to determine. The most common method for ascertaining and consolidating public opinion has been through the widespread use of polls. Their popularity has steadily increased over the years. One reason is that they provide an accurate, reliable representation of the opinions of an entire population and supply decision-makers with valuable insight that may be used to determine a future course of action....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Success of the Media's Manipulation on the Public's Opinion of the War - The Success of the Media's Manipulation on the Public's Opinion of the War Source K suggests the media was more influential to the opinion of ordinary American citizens than the elected politicians of their country, whom many of the public had voted for and trusted. The source implies that the reason for this was because the horrific images of the war made the American public realise that the war was not going well, contrary to the claims of their government. Television coverage of the war meant that any American citizen could turn on the television and see that the war was going badly....   [tags: Papers] 921 words
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The Opinion of Parents on Their Children Inter-Marrying into Other Religions - The Opinion of Parents on Their Children Inter-Marrying into Other Religions My aim was to find out the opinion of parents on their children inter-marring into other religions. To obtain this information I carried out 50 questions in the each of the following shopping centres; Harrow, Brent cross and Watford; I am looking at the North-West of London. I choose these 3 locations as they are large shopping centres in which a wide range of people of different religions shop. I handed out the questionnaires to people I believe to be the following: Aged 40-59 and of the following religions; Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Muslim....   [tags: Papers] 989 words
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Justice Brennan's Opinion in Texas v. Johnson - Justice Brennan's Opinion in Texas v. Johnson Justice Brennan cited several First Amendment cases to show that a precedent was set to encompass protection for expression which is not spoken or written (i.e., protection for symbolic actions such as protesting conflict through arm-band wearing, sit-ins, etc.). The cases cited, including the current one, were subject to the O'Brien test, which is a measure to determine if the State's statute can be considered valid, in that it specifically forbids non-communicative expression for the benefit of direct substantial government interest ....   [tags: Papers, flag] 313 words
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In my opinion, this was the first interesting part of the story. It - In my opinion, this was the first interesting part of the story. It encouraged me to read on. This was the first person vs. person conflict in the story. The conflict was between Burris and Miss Caroline. Also, this passage contained foreshadowing. To Kill a Mocking Bird Miss Caroline said, “Sit down please, Burris,” and the moment she said it I knew she had made a serious mistake. The boy’s condescension flashed to anger. “You try and make me, missus” (pg 27). In my opinion, this was the first interesting part of the story....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 486 words
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The Audience's Opinion of Bamforth in The Long and the Short and the Tall - The Audience's Opinion of Bamforth in The Long and the Short and the Tall "The Long and the Short and the Tall" takes place in Malaya during the Second World War. The title of the play comes from a song that was very popular during the time it was set. The whole point of this play is highlighting the war and people's attitudes to war. Bamforth is one of the major characters in the play and the audience's opinion of him changes throughout. At the beginning, the audience's impression of the character is that he is stubborn, sarcastic, and insolent....   [tags: Papers] 1030 words
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Opinion on Turkey’s Request for Accession to the European Union - Opinion on Turkey’s Request for Accession to the European Union Possibilities and Implications “Turkey must take steps to win the Europeans' hearts” Long before Turkey was a nation and Europe was a continent, the people of those two lands have been warring. The Middle East, meanwhile, has developed its own culture of Islamic heritage and over time the European region has developed its own western culture. Caught in a tug of war is the nation of Turkey. This large nation spans the physical divide between the two regions....   [tags: European Union Essays]
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Reader's Opinion of Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Novel - Reader's Opinion of Frankenstein in Mary Shelley's Novel Frankenstein is an enormously popular novel that is told to youngsters and elderly too. The novel was first published in 1818, based on a terrifying nightmare. However due to circumstances in that particular time, it was left without the author's name on. These circumstances were them of the role of the woman and where her place should be. A woman's role was believed to be at home, looking after the children, baking, sewing, most certainly not writing....   [tags: Free Essays] 411 words
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Survey of Public Opinion Regarding Immigrants and Immigration - Survey of Public Opinion Regarding Immigrants and Immigration My perspective on the issue of US immigration is different than most Americans because I came to the United States as an immigrant. Firsthand, I know what it's like to stand in long lines at the immigration office, hoping to have my number called to speak with a screening officer. I know how hard it is to survive the jobless 6-month parole period while waiting for an immigration interview. And I know what it's like to have my immigration application denied due to technicality....   [tags: Term Papers Research] 1508 words
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Affirmative Action - Public Opinion vs. Policy - Affirmative Action - Public Opinion vs. Policy When Justin Ketcham, a white college student from the suburbs, thinks about affirmative action, he thinks about what happened when he sent out letters seeking scholarships so he could attend Stanford University after being accepted during his senior year of high school.The organizations that wrote back told him their money was reserved for women or minorities. To Americans like Ketcham, it's a matter of fairness. The average white male will claim that it's not fair to attempt to rebalance scales by balancing them the other way....   [tags: Affirmative Action Racism Discrimination Essays] 2751 words
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An Opinion on Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus - The Need for Understanding the Differences: An Opinion on Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus In order to have a good communication, men and women have to understand and trust one another. In a book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus John Gray shows the differences that men and women have. Also, Gray points out plenty of techniques and ideas that men and women can use to make their relationships much stronger and happier. I argue that John Gray's book is very helpful, informative, and insightful because his guidance helped me to understand my girlfriend's temperament and differences....   [tags: Management] 850 words
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Shakespeare's Influence on the Audience's Opinion of Macbeth in the Play - Shakespeare's Influence on the Audience's Opinion of Macbeth in the Play Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most terrifying tragedies. It centres around two main characters Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth. It tell us of Macbeth rise to power as King of Scotland, by murdering the current King Duncan I, after three witches forewarn him of his coming of power. He then seeks to secure his position; by killing anyone who threatens him, for instance Banquo, because the three witches, also told Macbeth that Banquo's children will be kings....   [tags: Papers] 1997 words
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Theatre and Popular Opinion In Eighteenth-Century Paris - The eighteenth century is widely reputed to have been the Age of Theatre in France. A unique form of entertainment and mass communication, theatrical productions brought together representatives from all degrees of social and economic status in one building to share a common experience. Despite an attitude that emphasized the glorification of French culture, the government viewed the theatre primarily as a form of entertainment and sought to prevent any deviation from this main emphasis. Although plays were monitored through censorship of scripts, the agents of authority made little attempt to shape popular views on specific political issues through drama....   [tags: Arts Theatre France History Historical Essays]
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Buddha's Opinion on How One Should Live - If Buddha Were Alive Today, How Would He Answer The Question: "How Should One Live". What is right. Who is to say what is right. How do we know what we are doing is right. These are all questions that allude to how should one live. Different people have different opinions on this area. Buddha's theory is one way to answer the question. Buddha has four noble truths. These four noble truths are suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering, and the way of practice leading to the cessation of suffering....   [tags: essays research papers] 1169 words
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Gender Differences in Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) - Interest and debate have greatly increased over the Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) plea since the 1970s. The legal definition of insanity as understood by Dunn, Cowan, and Downs (2006) is, “a person is thought insane if he or she is incapable of knowing or understanding the nature and quality of his or her act of distinguishing right from wrong at the time of the commission of the offense.” There are several investigations needed in the area of NGRIs plea, especially in the area of gender....   [tags: insanity, culture, public opinion, law]
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The Effects of Public News on Political Knowledge - ... The correct answer was “true” for Xavier Darcos only until the 23rd of June 2009. But, the questionnaire was administered from 08.06.2009 to 08.07.2009. So, only people answering “true” to the question until the 23rd of June 2009 were correct. Although it has been verified that this question does not change the findings of this study, this can be seen as a limitation of the validity of this question in the analysis. Furthermore, the difference between European politics and national politics was not considered....   [tags: t.v., news, media, public opinion]
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Neumann's Spiral of Silence Theory - It is one of the most difficult challenges anyone can face, and one that for some cultures could result in very harsh consequences. Stating an opinion that does not relate to the majority’s opinion can be a very frightening experience, yet at the same time be a very refreshing, calming experience. The Spiral of Silence theory, created by Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, explains why people fear to express their opinions when their opinion does not match that of the majority’s. Her research and discoveries will be discussed as well as those that did not feel that her theory was adequate to explain such phenomena as the Spiral of Silence Theory consists of....   [tags: Elizabeth Noelle-Neumann, public opinion]
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Photography- The Path to Art - If asked, one’s interpretation of what classifies as forms of art may vary from visual arts, to literary arts, based on one’s individual opinion. These opinions are produced through the influence of one’s individual lifestyle and society in which they live. If a street artist was asked what forms of art exist, one may give examples on urban artistry with an underlying motive, while a professional architect may give examples of geometric, unique designs from past work. The backbone to art in itself is the concept that it is a manmade creation of something from the mind, whether it be based off of preexisting or new influences in the world....   [tags: self-expression, art critics, opinion]
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