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Language and Imagery in Punching Out - Language and Imagery in Punching Out In the critical praise for the poetry of Jim Daniels which fills the back cover of the anthology, Peter Stitt of the New York Times praises Daniels’s ability to "articulate the feelings of inarticulate people," in his clear and often creative free verse style. But the culture which Daniels illuminates in his poetry is far from inarticulate, as the critic indicates; more precisely the culture articulates its feelings and emotions in a vernacular unfamiliar to those outside it and to those accustomed to the eloquence and expression of loftier themes in traditional poetry....   [tags: Punching Out Essays]
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Kicking Stress Out of My Life - Entering into the aerobics room, I see people stretching like a cat waking up from its morning nap. The instructor, a woman with nicely placed wrinkles, named Joanne, is beginning the first exercise. Everyone becomes excited like a child getting a birthday present, however, they knew it will be an intense workout, especially me. The music turns on and the sound of the bass cloaks the entire room. The first exercise commences, and my heart quickens to each thump in the music. The desire to punch and kick all of my stress fills me up like pouring a glass of water....   [tags: kickboxing, stress, instructor, punching] 1014 words
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Reflection of the Article PC James Kiddie Escapes Jail After Been Filmed Punching Woman Three Times in Head by Ewan Palmer - ... If, in fact, it was true, as an officer who is supposed to serve and protect the citizens, PC Kiddie should not have reacted that violently. I understand that this officer’s actions could have been momentary loss of control without premeditation due to the news of being bitten and thinking that the woman had the AIDS virus (retaliation in anger). However, a police officer is held to higher standards and is trained to handle severe situations calmly that this officer failed to do. Police excessive force is a continuous and contentious issue, which we heard so much about through the media in my opinion....   [tags: investigation, misconduct, force] 765 words
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Behaviorism or Social Cognitive Learning Theory - Behaviorism and social cognitive theories are two great theories to use when setting up a behavior management plan in the classroom. They both offer reinforcements to get desired behaviors. Social cognitive theory focuses on observations that can be used to understand what and how people learn and how they take control of their own behavior (Ormrod, 2011, p. 323). Behaviorism focuses on environmental stimuli that changes individual’s behaviors (Ormrod, 2011, p. 285). Observing and taking care of own behavior and environmental alteration to change a behavior are the key differences between these two methods....   [tags: environment, classical conditioning]
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The Process of Designing a Truck Bed - Summary The objective for this lab was for each individual to make a truck bed from a 1010 steel metal sheet. The individual would learn the process of bending the the metal, designing a shape based on dimensions, and shearing off parts that lack purpose in the design. This process of designing the truck bed takes time, precision, and carefulness. From this process one learns the basics of forming, and all the basic equipment required to create a truck bed. Introduction Modern day manufacturing provides us with a vast array of metal forming processes to choose from....   [tags: steel metal sheet, shearing, blanking]
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Ethics: Children and Punishment - My chosen task is the Jeremy case study, which I will discuss and evaluate using different ethical viewpoints. Firstly, from a contextualism point of view, the teacher’s decision not to punish Phillip for punching Jeremy can be seen as being justifiable. This is because the context of the incident was that Jeremy had been provoking Phillip to the point that Phillip acted in a way that is described as being out of character. As Jeremy is known as a pupil that causes low level disruption, it can be argued that Phillip’s retaliation was actually in everyone’s best interest....   [tags: fight, morality, response] 828 words
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Long and Short Term Consequences of Child Abuse and the Diferent Treatments that Come with the Traumas - This paper addresses the long term and short term consequences of child abuse and the different treatments to work with traumas that come along this action. Different approaches to work with child abuse and the effectiveness of treatment with children are discussed. The definition of child maltreatment, its causes, and factors are also detailed. Introduction The definition of child abuse is an act, or failure to act, on the parent’s part that could result on emotional or physical harm, or even death....   [tags: child maltreatment, inflicting pain] 2146 words
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A Brief History of Music technology and Its Effect on Popular Music - Music has a great influent on people in our daily life, just like technology’s effect on the music. In the last 100 years, pop music has been a major part of American culture. There’s always discussion on how great can a pop music affect one’s daily life. Both technology and music can affect one’s life in either good or bad way such that they are also related to each other. Technology had always had a dominant role in human history like music since the 1900s. Since then, the advancement of technology had create ‘miracle’ with music such that people won’t be able to imagine the effect back in 19th century....   [tags: playing piano, recording technology]
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The Fatal Choices of Storm Chasing in the United States - The Great Plains is one of the United States’ most captivating places. With it’s soft ocean of green valleys, the roaring ever-changing wind gust, and the daily blanket of sunshine. However, as nice as living in the Great Plains sounds, the grand terrain is almost overcome by the dark fatal forces; the weather. The weather in the Great Plains is as predictable as playing poker blindfolded, with its deafening storms and house-relocating twisters no one could imagine such as natural force exists. As intimating as this sounds, some Great Plain folk find storm chasing a wild addicting thrill....   [tags: great plains, tornado, storm]
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The Effects of Bullying on Kids and Teens - According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying. Bullying is when a person is picked on over and over again by an individual or group with more power, either in terms of physical or social standing (Young). For example, bullying can be physical: punching, beating, kicking, or punching; verbal: teasing,calling names, or insulting another person with physical harm, or spreading rumors or untrue statements about another person; rational: refusing to talk to someone or making them feel left out....   [tags: psychology, behavior, emotional health]
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Spanking: Discipline or Abuse – Who Decides? - “Whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” -Jesus Christ (Scofield Reference Bible , Matthew 18:6) A parent’s right to spank their child has been an issue of great debate for a long time. On one side of the debate are people who feel that to strike a child in any way automatically constitutes abuse. The opposing side believes that parents are within their legal and, more importantly, their moral rights to discipline their child as they see fit....   [tags: Child Psychology ]
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Consumer Generated Media and Hotel Item/Services Questions - • Hospitality companies can gain feedback about their operations through blogs, discussion boards, hotel review sites, social networks, etc. These are an example of what type of media. This type of media is called Consumer Generated Media (CGM). Today’s customers are looking online for feedback on hospitality establishments. “Approximately 300 million public comments are made online worldwide every day” (32). Customers read previous guest experiences posted on the web to choose which hospitality establishment to visit....   [tags: Hospitality, Inquiry] 952 words
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Television In the Lives of Children - Television In The Lives Of Children Consistently, everywhere, in this century there seems to be some form of a TV screen. These screens appear in restaurants, schools, at work, at home, and quite possibly more. What is forgotten in society is how that screen may affect the lives of the children in this modern world. When children are constantly watching a television screen there may be consequences to their health and education. Most parents do not have the ability to control what is shown on TV....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Amigo Brothers Mother's Point of View - ... Before I went to bed I thought about Antonio I did not want him to get hurt tomorrow but I also did not to see him hurt his friend. I would always tell him that he did not have to do this but I knew nothing I said would stop him from going On the day of the boxing match I came to see Antonio Fight at the Tompkins Park square there was hundreds of people that also came to see the fight as well Before their match there was six others that were entertaining then the time had come there was a loud bong....   [tags: wanting your son to be happy, personal reflection] 547 words
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Spanking a Child and Child Abuse - Spanking a child is not against the law in most places. However, parents who use it in their homes are being accused of child abuse. The Chicago Tribune published an article that urged readers to report child abuse when they become aware of it. In the article “Child abuse in plain View” the author describes spanking as a type of abuse that happens behind closed doors (“Child abuse in plain View”). Like most critics of corporal punishment, the author is trying to link spanking to abuse. The author`s concern about abuse is a valid one....   [tags: spanking, abuse, consequences]
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Rhetorical Analysis of The Killer Instinct - ... Being rough is in boy's its own nature and simply restricting war toys from boys won't change their nature as they would even enjoy punching. In addition, Thomas Sally puts an example of her kids using sticks available in nature as their war tools for their satisfaction even though they were not actually encouraged for their act. After all these reasoning, Thomas Sally puts put another statement as "I implored my son, 'Don't be rough, Be gentle.' I might as well have said, 'Stop being a Boy.' " Thomas Sally puts up reasoning in a manner of sequence, which makes sense and enhances the effect of reasoning that is coming forth....   [tags: emotions, violence, persuasive] 862 words
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Criminological Perspectives and a Fatal Stabbing - ... Later, Montano walked into a police station with injuries to his head claiming that he had been jumped by gang members. At the station, Montano was recognized through a description of the attacker and was identified by witnesses. During Montano’s confession of the crime he explained, “he had attacked Serrano because he was mad because the people at the party had beat him earlier in the evening and when he went to confront them about it they laughed at him” (citation here). Montano’s action of homicide could be explained through multiple criminological perspectives....   [tags: Death, Murder, Motives]
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The Technique and Science behind Hammers - ... The punching process involves using another tool known as a ‘punch out’ seen below. The punch out is placed where they eye should be located and it is struck by the smith with a hammer. Punch Out Tool Used to Form the Eye As continuous punching is administered, the eye of the hammer becomes more and more prevalent. The underside of the eye-striking area is also marked and accounted for by continuous striking encouraging the eye to form. (5)After this process the eye is finally formed. Similar to the shaping of the claw, the frontal face of the hammer is formed into the required shape....   [tags: manufacturing processes] 942 words
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Townie by Andre Dubus III - All towns, cities, and areas have their own specific traits. Small towns tend to be more like a family, while big cities tend to be more passive. Then there are the small areas where people do not make much money and struggle to get by. These areas tend to be more violent and more influenced by drugs and alcohol. This is the area that Andre Dubus III grew up in, in his memoir Townie. His parents were divorced and neither of them made much money so he and his two sisters and brother ended up moving from one small crummy neighborhood to another....   [tags: aggression, violence, fear, anger, memoir]
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Violence: The Double Whammy Effect - ... The victim senses the growing tension in the abuser. Fearing the abuse may happen at any time, the victim may go out of their way in an attempt to keep the peace. Feeling as if s/he is walking on eggshells, the victim is extra careful not to trigger an explosion. The abuser becomes gradually more abusive, often with “minor” incidents such as slapping, verbal abuse and increased controlling behavior. The victim allows the abusive behavior in a desperate attempt to keep it from escalating....   [tags: domestic violence, child abuse] 2138 words
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Child Abuse and Neglect - “If she doesn’t acknowledge what happened then how can you trust that she is going to be different in the future” - Dr. Phil. I believe that means that if your mom abuses you or hurts you any type of away and says nothing of it than you never know if it might happen in the future. But forgiveness goes along way with you life in question. My career pathway is law enforcement. Sooner or later I will have to deal with cases like these. Child abuse cases is something really no law enforcement agent will want to deal with....   [tags: Violence Against Children]
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Physical Discipline with Children - ... Dr. Robert E. Larzelere conducted a spanking study in 1996, where he studied data from 166 spanking studies. After carefully studying the research, he was unable to find any convincing evidence that non-abusive spanking caused any damage to children (Larzelere). Likewise, Diana Baumrind and Elizabeth Owen, from the University of California at Berkeley came to the same conclusion. Baumrind and Owens studied data from 100 families over a twelve year period. The children of the families were interviewed and observed by two teams of psychologists at the ages of 4, 9, and 14....   [tags: spanking, parenting, discipline]
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Overview of Antisocial Behavior - 1.0. INTRODUCTION Antisocial behaviour is defined as behaviours that violates the social norm and disrupt the quality of life of an individual, family and the community. It encompasses any behaviour that causes alarm or distress to another. Antisocial behaviours can be intentional or through negligence and are characterized by overt or covert hostility or often aggression towards others. Hanrahan (n.d.) noted that such behaviours “exist along a severity continuum and include repeated violations of social rules, defiance of authority and of the rights of others, deceitfulness, theft, and reckless disregard for self and others”....   [tags: Theory, Agression, Behavior] 3298 words
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The Act of Cheating - ... Therefore they would argue for cheating because it would result in a higher reward compared to not cheating. They would also argue that if I didn’t cheat I would gain nothing from it, while my friend would gain an advantage from it. Finally they would argue that I would cheat just because I have the ability to do so. This can be seen when Glaucon (428 B.C.) says. “Suppose now that there were two such rings, and the just put on one and the unjust on the other; no man can be imagined...that he would stand fast in justice”....   [tags: Glaucon, Plato's Republic] 885 words
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Irresponsible Portrayal of Women in the Media - “The foolish human,” Lord Krishma preached in the Bhagvad-Gita (holy book of Hindus), “who forcefully suppresses his or her sexual desire is a hyprocrite.” Between the two genders, does not this saying of Krishna prove true of females. Women are reduced to the status of objects due to the insistence of male dominance and desire in our patriarchal world. They are denied full expression of humanity if, as Lord Krishna preached, feeling desire is a very human “thing.” Society employs many mechanisms that perpetuate patriarchy and maintain the sexual imbalance in our world....   [tags: Portrayal of Women Essays] 936 words
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Preventing Physical Abuse - Imagine being a three year old little boy and being attacked by your mother for going to the bathroom in your pants. A little boy named Noah was brutally beaten to death for doing something any three year old would accidently do. His mother and her boyfriend had spanked and punched him leading to his last breath. (Carlson) This is an example of physical abuse. Physical abuse is the infliction of physical injury to a person. (Martin 10) There is no leading cause to this type of abuse. Physical abuse takes up 22.4% of all types of abuse in the United States....   [tags: Ethical Issues] 2195 words
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Making Yeast Doughs - ... The best way is to scale the dough in desired weight, weather you are making loaves or bread rolls. The dough can be cut with a chef's knife or a dough cutter and rounded into smooth round balls which helps later shaping of dough and holds the gasses. 6. Shaping, Makeup and Panning Yeast doughs can be shaped into large variety of forms – loaves, free form rounds, rolls or buns. When you want the dough to hold the specific shape, it is best to put it in a matching pan at this stage. You can make free-form shapes, but you can also use baskets which will hold shape of the dough and leave a distinctive imprint on the bread....   [tags: Baking, Crust, Bread] 1811 words
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Violence in Sports - ... Children may see their role models behaving violently so may apply this behaviour to their own sport/game affecting NZ sport negatively as the game, for kids, will turn from a fun game, to a violent one.There are, however, some positives, for example, businesses may benefit economically as people will be more attracted to a violent game due to the “excitement.” This impact that this has on NZ society is that there will be more injuries which is negative, but the economy will benefit. Rugby is a high contact sport to the extent that it is a collision sport....   [tags: New Zealand, rugby, society] 1829 words
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Change is Inevitable: "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls - “The fame of my dogs spread all over our parts of the Ozarks. They were the best in the country” (Rawls 131). This is a quote from the book Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Where the Red Fern Grows is a book about a boy, Billy, and his two coon hunting dogs. The three of them have many adventures, and many of these adventures demonstrate the theme that change is inevitable. Firstly, the part of the book when Billy got into a fight with the kids in the town is a great example of the theme change is inevitable....   [tags: Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls,]
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Teaching is a Human Service: Atticus is a Teacher - Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission. Atticus was a man who showed his children respect, compassion, and understanding towards others. He encouraged his children to be educated by giving them more freedom to develop their personality. In regards to raising his children, Atticus had his own method to spread his message. Atticus Finch’s mission was to teach his children a life lesson about perseverance from fighting, courage, and most importantly, that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird....   [tags: teaching, To Kill a Mockingbird,] 543 words
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Violent Music Lyrics Increase Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings - Music, a popular outlet amongst the teen community for exploring emotions and blowing off steam. Times have changed, and the way music and lyrics are perceived has developed in a violent fashion. According to new studies, that have occurred, violent music lyrics increase aggressive thoughts and feelings. I chose this topic because music is such an influential part of our lives that it often dictates the mood we seize to exist in. If violent thoughts occur, what can come of it. Teens and the human populous have been draw to music, and the relief it gives off....   [tags: violence, music, agression, psychology, ] 540 words
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