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A Phoney in The Fifty Dollar Bill - A Phoney in The Fifty Dollar Bill       In "The Fifty Dollar Bill" written by Donald Hall, the narrator of the story seems to be an honest man, but is he really. I believe for the most part he is very honest—except for when he did not want to be drafted so he bribed his congressman. He had several reasons for wanting to be exempt from the draft. He was always honest, until he realized he had something important that could be lost. The very beginning of the story starts with the narrator talking to us (the readers) about how honest he is....   [tags: The Fifty Dollar Bill]
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The Not-So-Honest Man in The Fifty-Dollar Bill - The Not-So-Honest Man in The Fifty-Dollar Bill        The main character in Donald Hall’s "The Fifty-Dollar Bill" has spent most of his life trying to live up to his honest reputation. When he is accused of trying to bribe a person at the Judge Advocate General’s office, he tries to convince himself and everyone else that it was just an "unfortunate coincidence" (Hall 958). However, the evidence shows that it was more than just a coincidence and that his actions were intentional. The narrator goes out of his way to prove to us that he is a honest man....   [tags: Fifty-Dollar Bill Essays]
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Fully Incorporating Mexico as the Fifty-First State of the Union - I have found that media outlets often separate the problem of illegal immigrants coming undocumented into our country to work from rampant drug cartels racing across our southern border, when in fact the two should be lumped together and the problem should be titled: Mexico. Our unruly neighbor Mexico has been given every opportunity to clean up its lawlessness and has failed to do so, if anything the Mexican government is aiding and abetting their citizens in their illegal journey across our border, and not taking their drug problem seriously....   [tags: Government]
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The History of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - The History of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation When most people hear about Bill Gates the first thing that comes to mind is the obscene amount of money he has made through out his career. Owning many different foundations, the most common foundation known to most college students is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that provide many different scholarships. However, this foundation also does various things to give back to communities and aiding suffering countries. Within this foundation there are also various branches such as the United States Program, The Global Development Program and the Global health program that have grown over time making the Gates a commonly used household n...   [tags: giving back to communities, scholarships]
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Dollar Bill - Dollar Bill Dollar, the name of various coins and paper money formerly or currently in use in parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the western hemisphere. It is the standard value, or unit of account, in the monetary systems of Canada and the United States. The word dollar comes from the old German Daler or Taler, an abbreviation of joachimsthaler, the name of a silver coin, imprinted with an effigy of St. Joachim, which was first struck (1519) in what is now Germany. Later, a large milled-edged silver coin called peso duro (hard dollar as it is known in English) was minted in Spain and widely used in the Spanish and English colonies of the New World. After the American Revolution, t...   [tags: Papers] 367 words
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Bill Gates - The Billion-Dollar Man - Bill Gates - The Billion-Dollar Man Bill Gates is a very smart and intelligent man in the world today. He has helped in the computer business and is without a doubt in my mind, the most compelling male in the computer industry. Bill Gates serves as chairman and chief software architect of the Microsoft Corporation, the chief computer software company in the United States. He is also the wealthiest person in the world (Shelly, Cashman, Vermaat, Walker, Safdie, & Torri-Safdie, 2000). Bill did not just get this wealthy overnight; he had to work at it for many years....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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The Life and Accomplishments of Bill Gates - Bill Gates People, nowadays, spend many of their time with technology, working or having fun. One of those people who has contributed to technology is Steve Jobs, who created Apple Inc. which revolutionized the computer and mainly tablet industry with its amazing features. As equal as important as Steve Jobs, Marc Andreessen lead the creation of NCSA Mosaic, the web browser that transformed how we think about the World Wide Web. Additional to that, Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web, which changed the way people communicate, work, study, and play....   [tags: microsoft, bill gates, ibm] 659 words
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Analysis and Description of McDonalds’ Dollar Menu - The content of this document begin by introducing McDonalds’ and also explains the company’s dollar menu. The document also contains a description of my selected product; ‘the dollar menu’ in terms of the four utilities of customer value, mainly possession, time, place and form. The document also identifies the product’s target market in the US as well as in China, the competition of the product category in both home and foreign markets, it contains an explanation of how I would apply the segmentation, targeting, and positioning (STP) approach to market the product in the foreign market; it discusses the major environmental facts and trends in the foreign markets that might affect sales of t...   [tags: mcdonalds, fast food, dollar menu, hamburguers]
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Jackson Should Be Removed From the Twenty Dollar Bill - Jackson Should Be Removed From the Twenty Dollar Bill Awarded the prestigious honor to remain forever engraved on the twenty dollar bill, Andrew Jackson became a figure in American history never forgotten. Future generations of younger students will not need to know Andrew for them to assume he was a great man. Unfortunately, the ignorance of idolizing Jackson because he appears on American currency serves to blanket the realities of his administration. Jackson should be removed from the twenty dollar bill....   [tags: Argumentative persuasive Jackson Essays]
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The 2014 Farm Bill Analysis and Description - Farmers and taxpayers have brought their concerns to the government regarding agriculture since the first farm bill in 1933. The bill was called the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933. It was enacted in response to the Great Depression. The rapidly dropping crop prices, national hunger, and trade failure spurned the farmers and consumers to cry out to the government. The government responded with the Agricultural Adjustment Act that adapted tax and production laws to fit the needs of the economy....   [tags: farmers, farm bill, agriculture, crops]
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Standardized Education Bill - Section One: This bill will reform the education system. Every teacher can keep their current job as long as they pass the new standardized test and certifications put into place, with all states within the United States of America abiding by these reforms. Section Two: On average the US spends about $15 thousand per student, and places 17th in the developed world. Compare that to Finland, the top country for education , who on average spends a bit less than eight thousand dollars per student and has a 100% literacy rate, and the highest rank of math and science scores....   [tags: Standardized Education Bill]
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Bill Gates: One of America’s Greatest - When people think of a hero they think of Superman, Batman, or Spiderman, but what they should think of are people that make difference. Bill Gates has made a huge difference in today’s world; he is an extremely successful entrepreneur, an active philanthropist, and a very motivated person in general. With this motivation he has and will accomplish anything he puts his mind to. He was CEO of Microsoft and became the richest man in the world. He also created one of the most credible and generous charitable organization in the world....   [tags: Biography, Bill Gates] 1372 words
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Bill Gates Leader Report - Bill Gates Leader Report My favorite leader is William Henry Gates III, or Bill Gates to most people. Bill Gates is a computer engineer and world-class entrepreneur. He founded Microsoft Corporation in 1975 with a high school friend named Paul Allen. The leadership role that he serves is chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation. Up until 1998, Gates was CEO of the company, but he relieved himself of those duties, and currently is only a software architect and serves on the Microsoft committee....   [tags: Bill Gates] 1327 words
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The Next Fifty Years in Space - The first fifty years in space saw its start when Russia launched Sputnik, the first man made satellite in 1957. This ignited the “Space Race” and spawned a generation of enthusiasm in space travel and the scientific studies that was mainly fueled by the West versus East mentality. It seemed like every kid wanted to be Neil Armstrong during that era and that kept the following generation interested in manned space flight. But, how relevant is manned space flight going to be in the next fifty years with all these world and national issues happening around us that need to be given serious attention and funding....   [tags: space program]
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Management and Change, Bill Gates - Management and Change, Bill Gates William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft had revenues of US$32.19 billion for the fiscal year ending June 2002, and employs more than 50,000 people in 72 countries and regions. Born on Oct. 28, 1955, Gates grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney....   [tags: Bill Gates Microsoft] 1978 words
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The Zimbabwe Hyperinflation - ... Before even mentioning the different choices that the Zimbabwean government had to reduce the mega inflation, it is important to analyze the effects of an economy going through this phase. According to “Economic Times newspaper noted on June 13, 2008, a load of bread now costs what 12 new cars did a decade ago…” (Koech 6). During this period, the hyperinflation exceeded 231 million percent. So, the prices of products doubled after every few days and the Zimbabweans struggled as their wealth evaporated day by day....   [tags: 100 trillion dollar bill, dollarization] 1464 words
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Analysis of Alice Walker's short story, Nineteen Fifty-five - Analysis of Alice Walker's short fictional story, "Nineteen Fifty-five" Alice Walker's short fictional story, "Nineteen Fifty-five", revolves around the encounters among Gracie Mae Still, the narrator, and Traynor, the "Emperor of Rock and Roll." Traynor as a young prospective singer purchases a song from Mrs. Still, which becomes his "first hit record" and makes him rich and famous. Yet, he does not "even understand" the song and spends his entire life trying to figure out "what the song means." The song he sings seems as fictional as certain events in this story, but as historical as Traynor's based character, Elvis Presley....   [tags: Alice Walker Nineteen Fifty-five] 1174 words
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William Buffalo Bill Cody - William Buffalo Bill Cody Buffalo Bill was one of the most interesting figures of the old west, and the best known spokesman of the new west. Buffalo Bill was born in 1846 and his real name was William Frederick Cody. Cody was many things. He was a trapper, bullwhacker, Colorado 'Fifty-Niner';, Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier, wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, and even a manager of a hotel. He changed his name to Buffalo Bill sometime in his early twenties for his skill while supplying railroad workers with buffalo meat....   [tags: Biography Biographies Buffalo Bill Essays] 682 words
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The Importance of The Bill of Rights in Society Today - When the Second Constitutional Convention wrote the Constitution in 1787, there was a controversy between the federalists and the anti-federalists surrounding whether or not to have a Bill of Rights. The anti-federalists claimed that a bill of rights was needed that listed the guaranteed rights that the government could never take away from a person i.e. “inalienable rights.” A Bill of Rights was eventually deemed necessary, and has worked for over 210 years. There are many reasons why the ten amendments are still valid to this day, and the best examples are the First Amendment, concerning the freedom of religion, the Fifth Amendment, and the Sixth Amendment....   [tags: The Bill of Rights Essays] 621 words
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Family Dollar and Dollar General - Family Dollar was established in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1959 by a 21 year old entrepreneur named Leon Levine. He was interested in operating a low-overhead, self-service retail store. Levine’s main goal was to offer a variety of high quality merchandise to customers for under $2.00 (Family Dollar: History). If everything in the store wasn’t a dollar to begin with why did he name the store Family DOLLAR. The fact is that any person can be influenced in a different way just by the way someone words a sentence or phrase....   [tags: marketing]
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A Bill of Rights - A Bill of Rights A Bill of Rights is a statement of values and standards, of rights and responsibilities. It is a 'higher law' than those which Parliament passes, and a standard by which to judge these laws. It sets out our rights and responsibilities as individuals. Arguments for a Bill of Rights * a Bill of Rights gives you the chance to fight for your rights in court * if a Bill of Rights is 'entrenched', Parliament must make sure that laws take account of those rights included in it * a Bill of Rights can give protection to vulnerable minorities * human rights education is easier if there is a sin...   [tags: The Bill of Rights Essays] 392 words
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The United States President´s Rights to Veto a Bill - The President of the United States holds ultimate authority over any piece of legislation. This right is given by the U.S. Constitution through the power of the Presidential veto. The Constitution states that after a bill is passed through both the House of Representatives and the Senate, it is to be given to the President for what is essentially the final OK. If the President approves of the bill and its contents, he is to sign the bill within ten days, thus passing it as a law. If he does not sign the bill within ten days it is considered approved and the bill is passed (the exception to this being the pocket veto which will be discussed below)....   [tags: president, veto, bill] 1415 words
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Global Market's Strong Position of the Dollar - 1. Strong position of dollar in global market The main reason behind rupee fall was the immense strength of the Dollar Index, which touched its three-year high level of 84.30. The record setting performance of US equities and the improvement in the labor market has made investors more optimistic about the outlook for the US economy. 2. Recession in the Euro Zone The rupee was also feeling the pinch of the recession in the Euro zone. From the past few months global economy was suffering from Euro crisis, investors were focused on selling Euros and buying dollars....   [tags: euorzone, deficit, rate] 562 words
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OPEC's First Trillion-Dollar Year - Opec’s First Trillion Dollar Year In the late 1960’s nothing much seemed to be solid. The preceding decade had seen the assassination of a President. The United States had been at war with Vietnam for years, and there was a sense of revolution in the minds of the youth. The anti-war movement was in full swing, and the cost of the war had strained society and placed a giant financial burden on the United States. (7) Richard Nixon ran for President as the candidate that would bring stability and a return to more traditional values....   [tags: International Business]
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Thomas Jefferson's Life and Accomplishments - Thomas Jefferson was a man that would change his country and the way we live forever. He has led this country through some of its the hardest points in history. He exhibited aspects of intelligence, diligence, and most importantly, leadership, in every area of his life. He lived a life full of education, politics, and adventure. To better understand Thomas Jefferson, a person should examine his life story, his beliefs, and his leadership qualities. The track to understanding Thomas Jefferson begins with examining his life story....   [tags: declaration of independence, two dollar bill]
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The Effect the Protection of State Information Bill Will Have on South African Democracy if Passed - Introduction The Protection of State Information Bill is a controversial bill passed in early 2010 by the South African government, but was soon called back into analysis. Since then there have been consistent rumours about the bill being passed into law. There are numerous organisations opposed to this bill, and few people who would benefit from it, raising the question of if this bill would signal the end of democracy in South Africa. Organisations Right2Know Right2Know is an activist company founded as an opposition to the Secrecy Bill....   [tags: Right2Know, secrecy bill]
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Fifty JFK Conspiracy Clues - FIFTY JFK CONSPIRACY CLUES The "Rosetta Stone" of the JFK Assassination is the famous photograph, by James "Ike" Altgens, which was taken about one second after the throat wound of JFK, since it is the only photo in the public files that shows a motorcycle escort cop next to the limousine during the final 30 seconds. Many Zapruder Film frames were "blocked" by a Freeway sign and some Z-frame lines move, upwards, near the final shot and hide something with the frame lines. Therefore, if you cross-reference the following photos to each other by time and by angles, you may conclude, as I have, that the Stemmons Freeway Sign was moved or added to the Zapruder Film to censor the action near th...   [tags: Politics Government John Fitzgerald Kennedy] 4994 words
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Bill of Rights: Opression by the Government - After that horrific tragedy that befell our nation on September eleventh of two-thousand and one, legislative and executive branches instituted a series of proclamations to provide a higher quality of homeland security. A mist all the commotion these new decrees' were formulated, ratified, and executed with great haste. Despite there efforts, elected officials allowed emotions to play a role in there decision making. Some of these current policies have sections or clauses that infringe on the Bill of Rights....   [tags: The Bill of Rights Essays] 504 words
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The Bill of Rights - “The founders who crafted our Constitution and Bill of Rights were careful to draft a constitution of limited powers- one that would protect Americans’ liberties at all times”. Al Franken was a strong believer in a powerful government that at the same time protects the citizens natural rights. However, some citizens have decided to test the law, thus creating a variety of new precedents. The Constitution is a body of work that sets precedents and establishes the powers and duties of a government; it also created a Supreme Court that establishes and enforces the law....   [tags: Constitution of the United States]
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The Bill of Rights - Introduction The Bill of Rights was created because the states believed that the federal government would have too much power and they wanted to have more individual rights. Around this time the colonies had just been under the British rule, which oppressed the people and give them very limited freedoms. The states or the colonies were kind of afraid that this would happen all over again within this new government forming in the form of the Constitution. Most of the state at this time believed that the Constitution alone was enough but others felt that they needed more assurances....   [tags: United States Government, American History]
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Minimizing the Use of High Dollar Radiology Services - ... Another reason that the use of a third party vendor for the review of medically necessary high dollar radiology services is important is because a 2009 publication reported a seven-fold increase in radiation exposure to the population of the United States from medical radiation since the nineteen eighties (Amis & Butler, 2010). Additionally, the publication stated that the contribution that medical radiation makes to the US population’s per capita average annual exposure grew from fifteen percent in the early nineteen eighties to forty-eight percent in two thousand and six (Amis & Butler, 2010)....   [tags: healthcare, partnership, management]
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The Hope Bill - The HOPE Bill In the year 2024, the world has grown to increase its size to 24 billion people worldwide. The increase in the population has caused the destruction of most farmland in the world, causing it to look underwater for a supply of food. Private enterprises are currently farming and selling food that comes from underwater regions of the world. However, a vast majority of the world is still not being fed. On a percentage basis, though, we have fewer people unemployed than in 1996. However, that still means that over a hundred million people are unemployed and double that are on welfare or homeless....   [tags: essays research papers] 1129 words
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Bill of Rights To Protect From Tyranny - After the Constitution was written, the new born nation was immediately split into two political sides, the federalists and the anti-federalists, over the ratification. Federalists, southern planters or people that tended to hold interest in trade, advocated a strong executive. On the other hand, anti-federalists, back country people or people involved in business but not in the mercantile economy, opposed the ratification of the constitution. The two sides, after much debate, were able to come to a compromise after the Bill of Rights was included into the Constitution....   [tags: The Bill of Rights Essays] 768 words
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The Necessity of The Bill of Rights: How these Rights Could Have Saved Proctor in Arthur Miller's, The Crucible - The Bill of Rights is dictation of the first ten Amendments to the constitution, written in their inventive form. The most important articles in the Bill of Rights are amendments five and eight, which protect one’s right to a speedy trial and just punishment. In the end of The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, we are able to recognize the necessity of these articles, because combined; they could have helped save Proctor’s life. Amendments are laws that are mandatory rules/regulations by the people for the people....   [tags: The Crucible, Bill of Rights] 892 words
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Bill Gates's Leaderhsip - Bill Gates's Leaderhsip A Visionary Leader: Traits If we are talking creativity and ideas, Bill Gates is an American unoriginal. He is Microsoft's chief and co-founder, he is the world's richest man, and his career delivers this message: It can be wiser to follow than to lead. Let the innovators hit the beaches and take the losses; if you hold back and follow, you can clean up in peace and quiet. Gates is the Bing Crosby of American technology, granted he is an unusually hard-driving and successful businessman....   [tags: Management Leadership Bill Gates] 902 words
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Determinants of Conditional Volatility of Fifty Stock Returns and KSE 100 Index - This academic research examines the determinants of conditional volatility of fifty stock returns and KSE 100 index for the time period of August 1998 to December 2008 and the impact of macro-economic volatility on stock volatility. The macro-economic variables included in the analysis are market return, industrial production, interbank call money rate, term structure of interest rate, money supply, exchange rate and inflation rate. In order to specify the relationship of ex-ante economic factors with stock returns, the Rational Valuation Formula (RVF) is used, which sets the current price as a function of all expected dividends and expectation of discount rate....   [tags: Economics ] 997 words
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Children and Family Relationship Bill 2013: Parental Uncertainty in Cases of Guardianship, Custody and Access - [1.1] Introduction In certain scenarios, where the law in Ireland fails to explicitly outline the rights of the parent, the judicial adjudication in relation to guardianship, custody and access is fundamental to ensuring that the well-being of the child remains secure. Although there is some sense of legal certainty in respect of married parents and their children, this is not consistent with the situation that non-marital parents sometimes face due to the outdated legislation of the Guardianship of Infants Act 1964(1964 Act) as amended....   [tags: Children and Family Relationship Bill 2013]
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A Brief Biography of Bill Gates - Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. His full name is William Henry Bill Gates. Bill was known for his for inspiration and success. Through out his life he had different things going on. Bill Gates family is known for high quality wealth. Bill showed his brilliance earlier in life, so his mother and father put him in a private school in Seattle. He would spend hours in the computer room at the high school because he loved it. After the years have passed, he was getting good at computers and loved them....   [tags: Microsoft creator, famous billionaires] 519 words
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The Advantageous Life of Bill Gates - When one hears the name Bill Gates they proximately think of a Billionaire and Philanthropist, one who has thrived in every challenge life has thrown at him. Gates left a university like Harvard and a set future to chase a pipe dream, which at the time would seem to any man as futile. What 'history' tells the world is that Gates persevered through trials time and again, to single-handedly build an empire known throughout the world as Microsoft. What many don’t know is that Bill Gates had advantages over all his peers (i.e....   [tags: winning, assets, talent] 856 words
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Early Life of Bill Gates - ... The language called BASIC Gates and Paul and believed they could make money selling it to BASIC with other machines. Then Microsoft Partnership created and started selling it. In the next four years they created other programming languages ​​such as Cobol and Fortran. After this , they were powerful enough to open a new division in your company, and to win his first court battle against MITS Altair inventor on the ownership of rights . Career Highlights and Awards In April 1979, the IPC received Million Dollar Award for his work and spent the money to open a new subdivision to sell software Microsoft Partnership....   [tags: public school, programming language, windows] 881 words
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