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The Pros and Cons of Hosting the Olympics - With over two hundred countries participating, the Olympic Games is easily considered as one of the largest multisport event known to history. The Olympics are held at a different country, and even more rarely at the same city. For a country to be chosen to host the Olympics, the country’s National Olympic Committee (the country’s representatives for the Olympics) nominates a city (from the country they represent) that they think has potential in hosting the Olympics nine years prior to when they wish to host the Olympics....   [tags: olympic games, pros and cons]
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Legalizing Marijuana: Pros and Cons - The war on drugs is a movement of prohibition and military aid being undertaken by the United States government intended to both define and reduce the illegal drug trade. In the year 2010 the U.S. government spent $15 billion on the war on drugs, at a rate of $500 per second. State and local governments spent another $25 billion as well. In 2007, $42 billion was spent on the marijuana prohibition. That is more money than the war on drugs spent on all types of drugs three years before when $40 billion was spent all together....   [tags: Drugs, Pros and Cons]
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Pros and Cons of Taking a Year Off Before College - It’s your senior year of high school. It is time for you to decide what you want to do after you graduate. You have a few possible things that you could do. You could start applying for colleges, get accepted to one, and then go to college right out of high school; or you could do the same thing, but take a year off. This brings up the argument of whether or not a student should take off a gap year before they begin college. There are both, pros and cons to taking a gap year prior to starting college....   [tags: Pros and Cons of Gap Year]
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The Pros and Cons of Windows XP - When Windows XP came out in October 21, many people happily to get the newest operating system. The pro about the operating system; finally it has improved theme by it look and graphic because of the desktop navigation (looks different from it earlier operating system, Windows 200), it will detect any hardware as it will automatically search to find the driver from the internet (such as printer, flash drives, etc.) so the hardware will be able to use. The networks in Windows XP were easier because of the installation wizard to complete the use for the networking....   [tags: Software]
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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing - Standardized testing is a down fall to many students but also an opportunity for many others. Standardized testing has its pros and its cons. It can be the make it or break it factor into getting into colleges you are hoping to attend or the scholarships you want to earn. Some people may have their opinions about the test, whether they hate it or not but the fact is that it’s here to stay. What exactly is standardized testing you may ask, it is a test which measures the knowledge among different students....   [tags: Standardized Testing Essays]
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Pros and Cons of Children in Sports - Pros and Cons of Children in Sports On Friday October 18, 2013, Aledo High School and Western Hills High School squared off in a football game. It was a great game for those rooting for Aledo High because they won the game 91 – 0. At the time these two teams played, ESPN of Dallas/Fort Worth had Aledo ranked number one in the state in class 4A high school football. With a massacre like that, one may ask if the Western Hills Football team knew why they had lost so badly. Would this game have made state and national news if it had been played but no score was kept....   [tags: sports, activities, self-esteem, family]
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The Pros and Cons of Animal Testing - Almost every medicine that can be found in an average person’s medicine cabinet has been tested on an animal at one point or another. A government funded corporation called the Food and Drug Administration, abbreviated as the FDA, is in charge of making sure that all drugs, cosmetics, biological products, and more are efficient, secure, and safe for human usage. The FDA will not allow any drug to be released or sold to the human population if it has not first been tested on animals. In fact, when a drug is first created it is tested on animals before humans are even allowed to test the drug at clinical trial centers....   [tags: medical, scientist, research] 2986 words
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The Pros and Cons to Artificial Nails - Artificial nails have been around since the Ming Dynasty of China as a status symbol in the Chinese society. Today artificial nails are used as fashion accessories and extensions to the natural nails. Artificial nails come with a long list of pros and cons that you have to into consideration when taking this route with your natural nails. There a various types of fake nails to choose from with unique cosmetic appeal. But with everything that is appealing comes with a few drawbacks that ranges from the harsh chemicals to create the artificial nails and the infections you can contract from the fake nails....   [tags: fashion accessories and extensions]
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The Pros and Cons of Gay Marriage - Is it fair to be punished for loving a person of the same-sex. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Is this a good thing. Homosexuality is illegal in many countries. Leaders punish their own citizens by jail, or even death, for being gay. In the United States, however, many states allow gay marriage. Some people approve of it, but also, some do not. Society also plays a big part in the gay marriage legalization process. Same-sex marriage is a major controversial issue in the United States; specific examples would be the views of Americans, pros and cons of same-sex marriage, and the reality of it in the United States....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Social Media - Around ten years ago, the idea of a social network was revolutionary. Fast forward ten years, and it has become the norm; from the time we wake up in the morning until closing our eyes at night, social media has become a huge aspect of our daily lives. Social media is facilitating a platform for majority of events, parties, and just keeping in touch with people. When stopping to think about all the benefits social media is providing, one cannot help but wonder if social media is having a negative impact on society....   [tags: facebook, twitter, networks]
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The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment - The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment Since the mid 1900’s, capital punishment has brought many individuals into many diverse view points throughout the years. Capital punishment is a way of punishing a convict by killing him or her because of the crime he or she committed. Capital punishment will always have its pros and cons. There are opponents who absolutely disagree with capital punishment. And then there are advocates who support the idea. In the advocates view point, capital punishment is a way to minimize the threat in the world today....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty] 859 words
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The Pros and Cons of Distance Learning - In a K-12 setting, distance learning or traditional learning requires careful planning that must take place in order for the educational process to work for the students. When we look at both forms of education there are still pros and cons to both. Although online learning has made a major impact in the world of education, many people have not accepted this form of education. One of the reason for their concerns is that students cannot get fast answers to their questions about the assignment from the teacher....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing - ... A disadvantage is the tendency of standardized tests to force teachers to "teach to the test" (Pros & Cons of Standardized Tests). Some teachers feel a decrease of creativity in their lesson planning. Often, a fixed syllabus is circulated in schools and colleges and the teachers stick to a monotonous method of just completing the syllabus and teaching only the required topics. This hinders an in-depth learning of the subject by the students. Many people say that though the answers are checked by computers, but in their inception they are made by a teacher who may be from a white or black population....   [tags: argumentative essay, learning for test not life]
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The Pros and Cons of a New Baby - Introduction Children are the pride and joy of many homes, but often parents’ struggles to meet the needs of their children. Some two-parent income home has been cut into a single parent home, due to divorce, lost of jobs, redundancy at work, and one parent leaving their job to become full time parents. With financial strains comes distress and discomfort in the home when the main breadwinner is unable to meet the needs of his or her family. For some families, nuclear, extended, or single parent, the birth of a baby brings tremendous joy and happiness....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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The Pros and Cons of Civil Disobedience - Civil disobedience is the refusal to obey civil laws in an effort to induce change in governmental policy or legislation, characterized by the use of passive resistance or other nonviolent means. The use of nonviolence runs throughout history however the fusion of organized mass struggle and nonviolence is relatively new. The militant campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain included a variety of nonviolent tactics such as boycotts, noncooperation, limited property destruction, civil disobedience, mass marches and demonstrations....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays] 1017 words
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Pros and Cons of Welfare Programs - AP Language and Composition The welfare system arose in the United States during the Great Depression, by the Social Security Act in the 1930s, providing medical and monetary aid to minorities such as women and their children, the elderly and later, entire families. During the Great Depression the Welfare system helped many families survive. Like many of the relief programs that were put into effect Welfare became a reform program, and remained permanent. Extensions to the original programs that had been created during the Great Depression were created in the New Deal, and Great society....   [tags: fraud, abuse, social security act]
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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Bioplastics - Plastics are one of the most versatile of all material and we use them in everyday items such as cars, pens, planes, toothbrushes and the list goes on. But there is a problem, plastics are synthetic and take very long to decompose in landfills so we can’t get rid of them easily. Well, now there is a lot of hype about bio plastics; plastics that are made using corn, potato or other annually renewable sources which are compostable & biodegradable (Glen 2009). Bio-plastics are commonly portrayed as environmentally friendly in terms of the time it take to decompose but there are many more cons to bio-plastics than pros....   [tags: environment]
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The Pros and Cons of Standardized Testing - One of the biggest topics in the educational world is standardized tests. All fifty states have their own standards following the common core curriculum. There are many positives and negatives that go with the standardized tests. A standardized test is any type of “examination that's administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner” (Popham, 1999). These standardized tests are either aptitude tests or achievement tests. Schools use achievement tests to compare students. There are pros to standardized examinations as tools for gaining information about student’s literacy strengths and weaknesses that can influence instruction....   [tags: US education system, academic assessment]
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The Pros and Cons of Chiropractic Practice - The Pros and Cons of Chiropractic Practice Exercise science possess many traits that attracted my attention whether it dealt with the different job opportunities or the ability to help an individual. There are two areas of exercise science that one can choose as a possible career path or as a major minoring in something else related to this type of work. One of the areas of study includes exercise physiology which can be defined by “the study of how the body’s structures and functions are changed as a result of acute and chronic bouts of exercise”....   [tags: exercise science]
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The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy - Many people take energy for granted. Most do not think about where that electricity is coming from when they flip a switch or turn on a faucet. The fact is, is that our consumption of non-renewable energy cannot last forever. We need some type of alternative energy source. There are many types of alternative energy sources that are available to us today. Some however, such as nuclear energy, are often rejected due to the fears or concerns of many people. On the other hand, there are also many people in favor of nuclear energy....   [tags: ProCon Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Gun Control - This essay will discuss the pros and cons of gun control. Some U.S. States have already adopted some of these gun control laws. I will be talking about the 2nd amendment, public safety, home safety, and do gun control laws really control guns. I hope after you have read this you will be more educated, and can pick your side of the gun control debate. So keep reading and find out more about the gun control laws that the federal and some state governments want to enforce on U.S. Citizens. Firearms are classified into three broad types handguns, rifles, and shotguns....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Collective Bargaining -  Discuss the pros and cons of Collective Bargaining and explain their significance for improvements in labour productivity.      “Collective bargaining can be defined as a process whereby trade unions, representing workers, and employers through their representatives, treat and negotiate with a view to the conclusion of a collective agreement or renewal thereof.” (Morris L. 2002). Collective bargaining may also include the process of resolving minor or major conflicts between labor and management or their agents....   [tags: Collective Bargaining Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Plastic Surgery - ... Studies show that "1684 [of] women [had] invasive breast cancer, 12.6% reported a first-degree relative with breast cancer" (167). Not only does cosmetic breast surgery bring fiscal risks but so do the rest of the surgeries given. Other risks include scarring, nerve damage, blood clots, heart attack and even death. Therefore, improving your appearance can can cost not only money but also your life. Reconstructive surgery's performed to improve an abnormal feature due to trauma, birth defect, infection, tumors and diseases....   [tags: self-concept, cosmetic, reconstructive]
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The Pros and Cons of Immigration - Mid-Term Essay - The pros and cons of immigration Immigration is the movement of people between countries. People are moving from their home country to search for better opportunities, career or education a chance for better life. People are looking for business opportunities, experience, or may have personal reasons such as family or marriage. If I we are talking about positive and negative aspects of immigration we can look at it from two sides: The pros and cons from the point of view of the people who are immigrating and from the point of the host country and people living in it....   [tags: Latin Americans crossing US border] 1258 words
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Man Versus Machine: The Era of Human Dominance is Over - ... It's not just chess. Everywhere you look—switchboards, ATMs, post offices—machines are replacing us. First they took farming and manufacturing jobs. Then they took service and office jobs. Chess was supposed to be a bastion of human ingenuity, an art they'd never conquer. Now they're conquering it. The smarter they get, the more we feel threatened.” The match Saletan spoke about was the match of 1997 where a computer named Deep Blue created by IBM matched up against the greatest chess mind alive, Garry Kasparov, and beat him....   [tags: pros and cons] 521 words
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The Death Penalty's Pros and Cons - Research on the death penalty is becoming one of the fastest major issues in criminal justice. In the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was a doctrine from 1948 which proclaimed a “right to live”. The United Nations shifted its focus to limiting the scope of the death penalty to protect juveniles, pregnant women and the elderly. Two other international human rights treaties were the International Covenant and Civil and Political Rights....   [tags: Capital Punishment Essays]
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Pros and Cons of the Washing Machine - Washing machines have become the most popular mechanical device throughout all modern times. “For thousands of years, one of the most tiresome household tasks was the washing of clothes and lines” (Field Enterprises Educational Corporation 45 ). Washing machines are greatly needed in everyday life. Much labor and has been relieved due to the wonderful invention of the washing machine. The washing machine is also a major time saver. Washing machines have developed proficiently throughout all the years and are still developing day by day....   [tags: invention, laundry]
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The Pros and Cons of Imperialism - Throughout history, many powerful nations interfered with nations that were weaker than they were. This form of sabotaging a nation is economic, political or cultural life is called as imperialism. Imperialism is often separated into two sects. The first one is old imperialism, which was the period from the 1500s to the 1800s, where European nation started to colonize many areas such as the Americas, and parts of Southeast Asia. On the other hand, the new imperialism was the period between the years “1870-1914”, where Europe became more focused on expanding their land into Asia and Africa....   [tags: European History, world history]
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Pros and Cons of Renewable Energy - Introduction Many countries worldwide have put much effort in promoting renewable energy. They have increased its proportion in energy every year by investing globally. In 2012, global subsidies for renewable energy reached $101 billion, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Total global investment in renewable power and fuels (including small hydro-electric projects) was $244 billion in 2012, more than doubled the amount since 2006 ($100 billion). Several factors explain this growing trend in renewable energy investment: the increasing price of fossil fuel, such as crude oil, the growing concerns over energy security, and an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions....   [tags: nuclear, ecosystem, power] 1978 words
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Pros and Cons of Solar Power - “I am between a rock and a hard place when it comes to solar power,” states Ted Hilmes, CEO of KAMO Power. “I love the idea of a clean source of energy that does not deplete the earth’s non-renewable resources, but I hate the fact that if solar power were to take over the electric game, KAMO would have to reevaluate how we make our income.” Hilmes shares this opinion with a substantial amount of other energy companies that utilize fossil fuels in order to carry out their day-to-day activities; however, the popularity of solar power is on the rise—whether electric companies are on board with the trend or not....   [tags: Clean Energy, Solar Panels]
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Pros and Cons of Affirmative Action - ... Students and business professionals in the workforce alike are more than likely going to work with someone of a different race or nationality. Integration and the removal of segregation laws have proven to be very influential in understanding the true character behind a person not of the same skin color or ethnicity. These characteristics would put an end to the reliance of crude stereotypes that would otherwise diminish any objectivity in the treatment of that person. In this sense, it would seem unimaginable to live without affirmative action....   [tags: minority quotas]
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The Pros and Cons of Obamacare - The topic that I am choosing to do is on Obama Care. I chose this topic because the idea of the government forcing people to obtain insurance is wrong in my eyes. I am interested in analyzing the validity for what has been said about this topic in order to increase my understanding about Obama Care. I am not an expert when it comes to Obama Care. I know that this is an insurance that is being provided through the government for the general public. I have read that President Obama never initially read the whole bill itself....   [tags: Obamacare Essays]
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The Pros and Cons of Orthodontics - Braces were not very popular back in the day. The dreadful nickname “metal mouth” was often used to tease those who had to show horribly thick, metal wires and brackets all over their teeth. Then, there was the thought of experiencing a first kiss with a mouth full of metal. Most patients preferred to take a more natural route electing to live with a slightly imperfect smile over a metal one. Today, braces are fashion statements, imagine that. Patients can choose from a variety of color combinations for a trendy look, or they can choose the more natural kind....   [tags: health, braces, mouth] 1564 words
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Legalizing Prostitution: The Pros and Cons - Prostitution is one of the most controversial subjects in the United States. There are many pros and cons to this subject. First, Prostitution shouldn’t be a crime because it is a victimless crime. In no way is the prostitute committing a crime on society, of course you could argue that the spreading of diseases could be a crime. But the fact that it could happen during regular intercourse should completely nullify that argument in favor of legalizing. Criminalizing prostitution is a way for slowing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; it is not a way to confront the problem of STD’s....   [tags: Prostitution, USA, ] 762 words
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Pros and Cons of Homeowner Associations - Living in a neighborhood that has a Homeowners Association is not for everyone. If you buy a property with a Homeowners Association you are required to pay an Association membership fee, which may increase. The Association may also enforce new rules that you may find too restrictive, like what type of bush you can plant or the type of fence you can have in your own yard. There are places where it is becoming more difficult to buy a house that is not governed by an HOA, especially in newly developed areas....   [tags: Real Estate] 1269 words
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The Pros and Cons of Abortion - In 2013 approximately 1.2 million abortions took place in the United States. From 1973 through 2013, over 50 million legal abortions have occurred. Even though an abortion can harm your body, women still get them and take the risk of future health problems or even death. In this essay you will learn the pros and cons of having an abortion. This paper will explain all of the harmful ways abortions can harm your body and also how they may affect you in a positive and in a negative way. It will also help you understand why people decide to get an abortion or why they decide not to get them....   [tags: Abortion Essays]
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Expecting Parents and Non Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis - INTRODUCTION Expecting parents are always so anxious and eager about their coming child, imagining how he or she might look like and above all, hoping that the baby will be healthy. Years back, couples went to consult the doctor only to get uncertain answers by prediction of genetic disorders through Mendelian inheritance (Kent 2008). As alternatives, doctors would also conduct invasive prenatal diagnosis (IPD) such as assessing amniotic fluid or fetal tissues for abnormalities. However, the alternatives mentioned raised questions about the risk of miscarriage (Newson 2008)....   [tags: pros and cons] 2417 words
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The Pros And Cons Of Technology - While generations of today have witnessed countless technological advances, there are also downfalls to these progressions. Technology interferes with education, attention spans, relationships, social interactions, self esteem, and even creativity. In order for technology to have more pros than cons, it is pertinent to keep a clear perspective. Monitoring how much you or your children spend time using electronics is the key to making sure that technology is not harmful. Technology in itself is not damaging to us....   [tags: social interaction, self esteem, creativity]
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The Pros and Cons of Nationalism - Nationalism at its core is the support of a country. The goal of a country is to have some sort of resonance within the individuals that reside there that call themselves citizens. If the citizens don’t feel any connection with their country, they may move to find one that they feel closer too. Once found, they may support the country over others, defend it within conversations of politics or just find groups that have the same ideals they do about the country. This papers purpose is to illustrate the pros of nationalism as well as its cons....   [tags: Nationalism]
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Pros and Cons of Euthinasia - Euthanasia: Pros and Cons Euthanasia or should I say physician-assisted suicide, which basically means to end a persons life to relieve them from pain and or suffering. There are two main categories of euthanasia, voluntary euthanasia, which is conducted with consent making it legal in the United States and some other countries, and involuntary euthanasia, which is conducted without consent because the patient is incapable of doing it themselves making it illegal in all countries. The two procedural categories to perform euthanasia are known as passive euthanasia and active euthanasia; there are several pros and cons to these procedures....   [tags: psysicial assisted suicide]
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Pros and Cons of Biofuels - Before talking about biofuels, you need to know the basics from where it is created from. Biofuels are produced from biomass, which is derived from living or recently living plant matter such as trees, grasses, agricultural residue, algae, and other biological material. “Biofuel is considered carbon neutral”, which absorbs roughly the same amount of carbon dioxide during growth as when it is burnt (Rutherford, 2009). Biofuels is much cleaner than petrol/diesel because of the considerable impact petrol/diesel has on the environment from the high fuel emissions....   [tags: Energy Production, Biomass, Corn] 2158 words
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Euthanasia: The Pros and Cons - Euthanasia: The pros Anatomy Durkos Sarah Carter Jan 6, 2013 Over the years there has been a debate on whether euthanasia is a “humane” form of death. Some believe it isn't humane and others believe euthanasia is personal choice. Euthanasia is legal Australia and in four states in the united states. The legality of euthanasia is based on ethics primarily. I am pro euthanasia for many reasons; Euthanasia is cheaper, it ends the suffering of patients, and self determinism. Euthanasia is the assisted ending of a person life in response to pain and suffering....   [tags: voluntary, involuntary, pain]
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Cloud Computing: Pros and Cons - Cloud computing has greatly influenced many aspects within the growing technology sector. This innovative approach has altered the way many businesses and individuals use technology. While there is no one clear definition of cloud computing, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines cloud computing as “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction” (Mell & Grance, 2011)....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Pros and Cons of Abortion - Many human beings consider abortion as something cruel and unnatural for destroying a little living being life. Why you may think. Because that little living being didn’t tell you that they wanted to come into this world. There can be pros and cons about abortion it all depends in the situation that you are in. But, have you ever thought about how dangerous abortion is to the baby and yourself. Have you done research about it. See what clinic is the very best and how much will it cost. Before you think about all these questions ask yourself first....   [tags: dangerous, regre, commit, legal, crime] 799 words
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Pros and Cons of Marijuana - The legalization of marijuana has been a highly debated topic for many of years. Since the first president to the most recent, our nation’s leaders have consumed the plant known as weed. With such influential figures openly using this drug why is it so frowned upon. Marijuana is considered a gateway drug, a menace to society, and mentally harmful to its consumers. For some people weed brings a sense of anxiety, dizziness, or unsettling feeling. Like alcohol, tobacco or any other drug, those chemicals may not respond well with their body....   [tags: legalization of cannabis] 850 words
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Pros and Cons on Divorce - Divorce has become a phenomenon of the modern world and is grabbing attention of numerous nations as well as the media. Divorce rates are escalating in a global perspective however the increase is not as rapid as it used to be a few decades ago. Developed countries, such as the US, England and Wales are experiencing a gradual decrease in divorce rates and marriage rates since 1980 and is showing no sign of increasing. Divorce affects a wide population especially because of the development of Historically saying, divorce has always been known as a deviance of society and people who are involved in divorce were being looked down on....   [tags: divorce, society, individualism] 568 words
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Pros and Cons: Global Warming - ... The Environmental Protection Agency (2014) gives a simplistic definition with four main bullets: (1) “Climate change is happening…The Earth’s average temperature has risen” in the last century, (2) “Humans are largely responsible for [the] recent climate change” with activities that release carbon dioxide and other gases into the atmosphere, (3) “Climate change affects everyone” by impacting the environment , and (4) “We can make a difference” by limiting gases into the environment (para. 1-13)....   [tags: melting glaciers, sea levels] 920 words
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Hybrid Pros and Cons - Hybrid Pros and Cons Abstract- Today’s environmental situation is continuing to spiral downwards; the ozone layer is receding, habitats being destroyed, and the air is being polluted. Scientists of every nation are researching ways to solve this problem. Due to automobiles sizeable contribution to the environmental crisis, studies are focusing on ways to reduce the harmful emissions caused by the internal combustion engines. Hybrid vehicles offer an alternative to powerful gas engines by providing the car with a secondary propulsion source powered by a strong battery....   [tags: Automobile Industry]
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Hydroelectric Dams and Floods - ... (Walker). The sizes varries in different sizes. For an example, a small system for a home or a small city. They're also names for the different sizes: large hydropower, small hydropower, and micro hydropower. The large hydropower has a capacity of over thirty megawatts. The small hydropower has a capacity of a hundred kilowatts to thirty megawatts. Last but not least, the micro hydropower has a capacity up to a hundred kilowatts. Micro and small hydroelectric power systems can produce electricity for a home or farm....   [tags: pros and cons] 837 words
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The Pros and Cons of Paying College Athletes - ... Its pretty well known that some sports make more revenue than others. For example the University of Oregon's football team makes $21,000,000 a year from tickets and concessions where as their baseball teams only generates $385,000 a year.(University of Oregon Department of Athletics). How would they separate the money between these two teams. They could either split it in half but then it would not be fare to the football team or do they give the money all the money the football makes to them....   [tags: school, sports, training]
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The Pros and Cons of an Independent Central Bank - 1. INTRODUCTION In 1962, Milton Friedman wrote the essay “Should There Be An Independent Central Bank?” Since then, half a century has passed. Nowadays, many countries in the world have their independent central banks. But the discussion about whether central banks should be independent does not end. This paper will try to 1) provide the arguments on both pros and cons whether central banks should be independent; 2) provides evidence about the relationship between central bank independence and inflation in developed countries, developing countries and transition countries....   [tags: Central Bank Independence]
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The Pros and Cons of Abortion in Today's Society - Abortion is the medical procedure when it is induced on purpose to extract the fetus from the uterus. When abortion occurs without purpose, it is usually referred to as miscarriage; such instance causes psychological problems in a woman and affects her perception of the fetus. The number of moral and ethical considerations on the problem of abortions can be considered from a variety of perspectives that include economic, medical, social, and religious aspects of the phenomenon. Many case studies are based on the need to make a choice, especially when talking about professional duties of doctors and such medical practices, as Hippocratic Oath....   [tags: miscarriage, abortion, fetal anomalies]
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Pros and Cons of Raising the Minimum Wage - Pros and Cons of Raising the Minimum Wage When you picture a minimum wage worker, who do you picture. Do you see a sixteen year old, a middle-aged mother, a college graduate, or even a senior citizen worker. In September of 2013, California governor Jerry Brown signed a new bill into act that would cause the California minimum wage to rise from the current $8.00 and hour to $10.00 and hour in increments over the next three years. The minimum wage rate will go up in two separate $1.00 boosts. The first will change the rate from $8.00 to $9.00 in July of 2014, and the second increase, to $10.00, in January 2016....   [tags: worker, part-time, college students]
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The Pros and Cons of Deep Sea Mining - The most beneficial place to set our deep sea mining site is directly off the sea of PNG in the Bismarck Sea because there are ports and docks to ship the minerals to and from. We are running out. We have no time, no option, and no choice. The world’s population is increasing by 228 000 each day. We have around 14 500 days left so only 40 years till the end of oil, 165 years of gas left and 415 years left of coal. We are using these minerals at a phenomenal rate. We need to start to deep sea mine off the coast of PNG....   [tags: gold, coal, gas, oil]
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The Pros and Cons of Keeping Tigers In Captivity - “The tiger is the biggest of the big cats, reaching an extraordinary 4 meters in length and 350 kilograms in weight-as heavy as 100 domestic cats!” (“Tiger Facts” 1). That is one big cat. You might think that such a large predator would thrive, but tigers are an endangered species, and have been for years. “Intelligent and agile, big cats are ideally designed to hunt, with sharp teeth and claws, strong jaws, powerful bodies, excellent eyesight, acute hearing and a good sense of smell” (“Tiger Facts” 1)....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Pros and Cons of Profiling by Law Enforcement - Introduction With the society that most individuals are offered today, the world of crime has been constantly transforming. This can influence the typical individual to question if there are too many laws that one should follow, including the penalties that are to be expected. The word crime can insinuate many thoughts of apprehension, segregation, and security when applying the law in accordance to criminal acts being prosecuted. In order for penalties to apply to a particular individual, law enforcement must first be able to track and identify suspects of various crimes....   [tags: Suspect Profiling]
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Pros and Cons of Using L1 in the Classroom - 2. THE DEBATE The idea to include L1 as part of the language teaching system has been debated upon in recent years. The strong anti-L1 suggest on a complete prohibition of L1 in classrooms, while many others see L1 as a tool to better students’ learning of the TL. This section will highlight the pros and cons arguments for using the L1 in classrooms, along with further evidence supporting the advantages mother tongue bring to the language learning, and teaching process. 2.1 ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE USE OF L1 IN CLASSROOMS In the twentieth century, the avoidance of the using L1 in classrooms dominated teachers’ minds; as well it was implemented in many policies and guidelines of language teachin...   [tags: teachers, language, translations] 1173 words
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The Pros and Cons of Abolishing Minimum Wage - Abolishing Minimum Wage Increase, decrease or abolish minimum wage; which is best for our citizens and our economy. Minimum wage was implemented to help unskilled workers to make a living wage but as time goes on the value of minimum wage has plummet. In my research paper I will provide knowledge about minimum wage such as the history, purpose, benefits and the results. I will also present the pros and cons of abolishing the minimum wage and the increase/decrease of minimum. The minimum wage was originally implemented in 1938 in the Fair Labor Standards Act setting an hourly wage rate at 25 cents....   [tags: economic concepts]
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Pros and Cons of Genetically Modified Food - ... The process is actually quite simple. The experts take a gene from another plant or animal that has the desired trait,such as shrub that contains a natural pesticide. Then they transfer this gene into the organisms genome to give the organism the trait. When the plant or animal reproduces, the egg or seed of the genetically organism is transferred to the new organism, the trait is carried on and the new organism will contain the trait. Although genetically modified foods are not dangerous, they are sometimes seen that way....   [tags: natural pesticide, farmers, gene] 586 words
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The Pros and Cons of Bilingual Education in Malaysia. - Earlier this year, Singapore’s former Prime Minister, Lee Guan Yew told the press (SinChew Daily, 2013) that he would like to urge all the parents in Singapore to let their children to receive bilingual education as soon as possible as it deliver more pros than cons for the development of the children. Traditionally, bilingual education was perceived by experts as “damaging” to children early language development as it may cause them to confuse between two languages and affect their learning (Chitester, D.J., 2007), but as more recent researchers begin to uncover the advantages of bilingual education (Cognitive Development Lab, 2013 & National Association for Bilingual Education, n.d.), peop...   [tags: development, children, brain, job, opportunities]
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The Pros and Cons of E-commerce Today - THE PROS AND CONS OF E-COMMERCE TODAY Introduction Electronic Commerce or e-commerce refers to a wide range of online business activities for products and services(Rosen, 2000). E-commerce (or electronic commerce) is defined as the buying and selling of goods and services conducted over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems and automated data collection systems....   [tags: electronic systems, lower cost ]
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The Pros and Cons of Xenotransplantation: Organ Donations - Xenotransplantation The topic I would like to talk about today is called xenotransplantation. If you haven’t ever heard about xenotransplantation that’s okay, a lot of people haven’t. As you know many of the people who need organ donations need them because of new and old health issues. The worldwide demand for organs far surpasses the supply. A study done by the United Network for Organ Sharing in 2004 found that over one hundred thousand patients could have benefited from an organ transplant but only twenty-nine thousand were available....   [tags: health issues, donor organ]
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Pros and Cons of Hydro Energy - Pros of hydro energy: •Hydroelectricity is the most widely used form of renewable energy as compared to the other energy resources and it is convenient making it the most popular option. Cons of hydro energy •No matter how strong the reservoir may seem there is still a risk of it giving way and if it does it will cause great damage to the livelihood. Pros of hydro energy •Hydroelectricity is the most widely used form of renewable energy as compared to the other energy resources and it is convenient making it the most popular option....   [tags: renewable, environment, pollution] 662 words
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Pros and Cons of Immigration - I. Introduction Nowadays, Immigration, which is a phenomenon of migration, is very normal and popular in the world. Furthermore, in the world, many countries have the large number of people who immigrate because of many reasons likes finding suitable jobs or new place to live. Many people think that immigrants will give them many problems about the economy and society. However, other people think that immigrants bring many profits for their countries. In my opinion, I think that all things have both good and bad sides and immigration is no exception....   [tags: economic, benefits, technology, culture] 952 words
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Pros and Cons of the Death Penalty - Pros and Con of The Death Penalty The sentence of the death penalty for most people is an unfair and unjust subject. It carries way too high of a stake. The question is what do with those on death row. Imagine what they think about in their final days. Do they hope to get overturned. Do they think about their family and friends’ loved ones. What crosses their minds. Do they wonder what’s going to happen here on earth when their gone. Well, not necessarily, I mean consider the fact is many people on death rows are mentally unstable or disabled or even deranged They enjoy the thrill of having the attention of the media or the press....   [tags: capital punishment]
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Pros and Cons of the Industrial Revolution - The industrial revolution was a period during the 18th and 19th century in England where many changes had happened. Such changes consist of agriculture, mining, transport and technology which allowed both detrimental and beneficial impact on people lives. At those times the working surroundings for many people were harsh, also for the children. The children have to start working at a very young age, they work without any protection and they have been treated very poorly. Not only that the amount shillings they make, barely makes a difference for their family to survive....   [tags: England, Labor, History] 1126 words
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The Pros and Cons of Social Media - In our day to day lives we socialize and interact with many different types of people, including family, friends, colleagues, or even complete strangers. Before technology people stayed in contact via regular mail, writing letters, telephone calls and face to face communication. Today the way in which we relate to others is completely different. We use social media for finding romance, seeking employment, or getting advice. This is where social networking and social media come into play. Many people may think that the use of social media is making them more social and more interactive with society....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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The Pros and Cons of Ethnic Identification - Many circumstances oblige people to move from their native country to a foreign one. From this movement of migration have emerged many ethnic groups. An ethnic group is a restraint number of persons living in a larger society and sharing the same distinct cultural heritage. Some people tend to bury their habits and accommodate to the new way of life. However others hold on to their identity and try to identify their race and maintain it. This enriches societies and makes them multi-racial. Therefore, every ethnic group is essential to complete the mosaic....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 907 words
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Pros and Cons of The Gene Therapy - When in 1904 Avery (OT Avery 1877 ~ 1955)’s the pneumococcus transformation experiments firstly found that DNA is the carrier of genetic information. (Baruch S, Huang S, Prichard D, et al., 2005) Many gene-related academic subjects have poured out. Through them, gene therapy which has the closest link with human’s lives is the most controversial subject. Although gene therapy gives us hope of many diseases which seems impossible to be cured before, but the drawbacks of gene especially the cons from ethical like the death caused by gene therapy, the evolution problems caused by DNA exchange and the censorship of the experiment of gene therapy....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Pros and Cons of Animal Testing - ... The Cons of Animal Testing Animal Experimentation has been a subject of considerable debate in the media for several years. There are many ethical and moral questions that come to one's consideration when determining whether it is worth the well-being and life of an animal to discover a satisfactory treatment for a human disease. While there are undoubtedly a number of arguments for each side of the debate, the fact remains that animal testing is a common practice in laboratories across the world....   [tags: contributions in the medical field, new treatments]
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Pros and Cons of NAFTA - NAFTA is a trade agreement signed by the North American nations of Canada, Mexico and the US. In terms of combined GDP between the countries, it has created the largest trade bloc in the world. The NAFTA is a result of many years of negotiations, starting in 1986 under President Ronald Reagan, and finally signed on the 17th of December in 1992 under President George H. W. Bush. It became fully implemented in 2008 under President Barack Obama. The trade agreement was largely implemented as a result of the growing global trend towards free trade between countries....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Animal Experimentation Pros and Cons - ... The act has minimum housing standards for the animals and requires inspections by veterinarians regularly. You must have a proposal approved by the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) to use animals for research. Good treatment of animals is enforced by the IACUC. Major institution programs are reviewed for proper treatment of animals by the AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International). Also an institution borrowing money from PHS (US Public Health Service) must follow the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals....   [tags: laws, medicine, drugs]
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Hardware and Sorftware: Major Techniques that Allocate Capacity for Wirless WAN Communications - ... The 3 GHz band allows the user to use voice and data at the same time as where the 2 GHz range only allowed either voice or data to be used. Radio Frequency Transmission Characteristics Radio frequency is the group of electromagnetic energy whose wavelengths are between audio and light range. These are usually transmitted between 500khz and 300 Ghz. The electromagnetic wave or voltage as it can be called is usually broadcast by velocity at the rate of 186,300 miles per second. Radio Frequency Identification is measured by identifying unique items using radio waves....   [tags: pros and cons, CDMA]
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The CIPP Approach to Evaluation and Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation - ... Utilizing mixed methodologies guarantee all outcomes are documented and aid in validating evaluation findings (Mertens & Wilson, 2012, p. 40) One of the benefits of Kirkpatrick’s evaluation is that it can help a program to examine the pros and cons and the influence of trainings in order to create overall improvements. The four levels of evaluation are structured, well planned and continue to attempt to make program execution and achievement, stakeholders’ gratification, and shared influences....   [tags: program development, pros and cons] 1113 words
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The Benefits of Introducing at-Home Testing for HIV in Indonesia - ... The stigma would then be manifested as discriminating behaviors. A study that was held by Harapan et al (2013) found that the level of stigmatized and discriminatory attitudes was high even among health care workers in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. One of the common causes of this stigma is the irrational fear of HIV transmission (Harapan 2013, Hossain 2011, Hossain 2010, Li 2007). In the current voluntary and clinical testing setting, a person willing to test his HIV status must see many health care workers....   [tags: pros and cons, prevention programs]
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'Meigs County's Culture: The Reasons to Stay and the Reasons to Leave' - ‘Meigs County’s Culture: The Reasons to Stay and the Reasons to Leave’ I have lived in Meigs County for twenty one years which is most of my life. While living here for that long I have come across many people who want to leave. I have even said that one day I would like to leave this place, because of the cons in the culture of Meigs County. But where there are cons in the culture of Meigs County. There are many pros that would make me stay in this place and never move. Meigs County is the only culture that I have grown up with and to say it now I wouldn’t give it up for anything....   [tags: pros and cons, personal reflections] 737 words
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