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Ancient Aliens - There is a popular belief that aliens walked the Earth in ancient times, and these theories have created quite a stir in the scientific community. Ancient alien theorists, like Erich von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchin, believe that extraterrestrials came to earth thousands of years ago. Some hypothesize that ancient aliens are responsible for ancient technological wonders, and that they helped to shape human civilization. Furthermore, the belief that ancient gods were in fact aliens, misinterpreted as gods by the ancient people....   [tags: Ancient Aliens]
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Aliens - For over a thousand years people have reported seeing strange objects flying in the sky. Today the unknown flying objects -UFOs continue to visit us, on a regular basis. A large amount of recorded historical events of this issue have taken place to give the subject of UFOs recognition. Recently, many individuals have claimed to witness or be part of fantastic stories that attract some while are turned away. Videotapes, photographs and pieces of physical evidence do support some of these stories....   [tags: essays research papers] 1857 words
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Illegal Aliens - Illegal Aliens: Friend or Enemy. The illegal alien debate has raged on for several decades; however in recent years citizens have become more aware of the crisis. Illegal immigration is one of the most controversial political issues of today's society. Illegal aliens and their immigration to the U.S. is a problem that needs to be addressed. It is unfair to Americans and to the country from where they immigrated from. Whether they (illegal aliens) take jobs or put a strain on Americans social service programs, the constant invasion of illegal aliens has promoted disrespect for the law and also limits our ability to control immigration....   [tags: Illegal immigration ] 1307 words
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The Existence Of Aliens - The Existence Of Aliens Do you believe in Aliens or life on different planets. There are many people who believe they seen alien or U.F.O sightings, abductions, crashes and animal mutilations But is this all true. There have been many U.F.O sightings around the world one sighting was on June 24th 1947 Kenneth Arnold was flying over the Cascade Mountains when a set of nine strange looking objects flying across the sky. At first he thought they were reflections of the sun but after looking at them more closely he realized that they were objects flying in formation....   [tags: social issues] 576 words
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The Phenomenon of Aliens - The Phenomenon of Aliens The phenomenon of aliens is a really diverse subject to ponder about. The physical evidence can really affirm that aliens are sucking up people out of are atmosphere. In the article “Where’s the Physical Evidence” The Hopkins story, claims to have more compelling evidence - even an x-ray of an alien nasal implants. But like with all alien phenomenon there is diversity in the proof. The MIT physicist confirmed that there is not one, single, independently confirmed piece of scientific evidence for an alien abduction....   [tags: social issues] 700 words
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Illegal Aliens - Beware. America is being invaded by aliens. Not the little, green, Martian type you see in science fiction movies, but the real thing. I'm talking about the illegal type who come in every day and every night, by land and by sea. Estimates have shown that as many as 500,000 illegal aliens make it across the border every year (Morganthau 67). Illegal immigration causes many problems in the United States, including economic problems, crime, education disputes, and overcrowding. All of these problems were already damaging our country and illegal immigration has made them much, much worse....   [tags: essays research papers] 1769 words
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Aliens ARE Out There! - Aliens ARE Out There.      Just about 500 years ago people believed that the earth was still flat, 50 years ago people doubted the existence of an alien life, 5 min ago the people of earth believe that aliens existed. Many individuals around the world have reportedly been contacted by extra terrestrial beings. They allege that Earth is currently being visited by several different species of extra terrestrial. These individuals report that extra terrestrials are visiting the Earth because they are interested in observing the development of the human species....   [tags: Government Cover-ups Roswell Incident]
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The Existence of UFOs and Aliens. - UFO' and Aliens are claimed to be seen all the time but few are easy to believe that they are true. A lot of people see mysterious lights somewhere. Lights are seen commonly, but when people see an odd light at night they might think about UFO. So many people swear to have been abducted or seen flying saucers, and some describe the same thing and have fascinated with creatures from other planets. Some shows and movies of these types of subjects have been produced. A lot of people are curious about this issue, and this is not surprising....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence ]
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Healthcare for Illegal Aliens - Everyday people are sent to the hospital. Not only are they in fear of losing their life but also in fear of being in debt due to the prices of health care treatment they need. But what if this patient happens to be an illegal alien. What if the patient has a foreign illness that needs to be cured so it does not spread. Should healthcare providers continue to provide (s) he with treatment even if they cannot pay. Or should illegal aliens be treated just like any other patients by having a right to health care....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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Healthcare for Illegal Aliens - Everyday people are sent to the hospital. Not only are they in fear of losing their life but also in fear of being in debt due to the prices of health care treatment they need. But what if this patient happens to be an illegal alien. What if the patient has a foreign illness that needs to be cured so it does not spread. Is it morally correct to deny this person treatment because he or she lacks citizenship or a valid visa. Or should illegal aliens be treated just like any other patients by having a right to health care....   [tags: Immigration, argumentative, persuasive]
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Do You Believe in Aliens? - Have you ever seen an alien in your backyard. Me either, but it could happen. The question most humans would like to know is do they really exist. Astronomers estimate that there are about 100 thousand million stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Outside that, there are millions upon millions of other galaxies also. If there are 100 billion sun-like stars in the galaxy, and 100 billion galaxies in the Universe, there may be 10 billion trillion planets that could possibly support life. Earth can’t be the only one lucky enough to do so, or could it....   [tags: Extraterrestrial Life ] 788 words
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Oh No! The Aliens Are Coming! - Illegal immigrants have been the debate of contemporary issues in the United States, specifically that of Utah. The question for many individuals is what do we do with all of these people coming across our southern borders illegally. Because this is such a hot-button issue, there have been many rumors and ideas about how illegal immigrants generate problems within our society. Truths have been twisted, state and local bills have been passed, and lives have been destroyed on both sides of the debate....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The Need for the Expulsion of All Illegal Aliens - American taxpayers spend billions of dollars annually on illegal immigrants (Camarota). Illegal immigrants pose many risks to the American public. These risks range from financial distress to terrorism. Therefore, the United States government should deport all illegal immigrants from its borders. Most importantly, illegal immigrants drain the American economy. The many costs of illegal immigration create an unmanageable debt for the American public. For example, legal Americans pay taxes to the government that help pay for various government programs and projects; however, illegal aliens in America typically do not pay taxes to the government but still use these programs....   [tags: Illegal Immigration]
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'Aliens' by James Cameron - 'Aliens' by James Cameron James Cameron creates atmosphere in a key sequence in ‘Aliens’ using cinematography, editing, sound, special effects and mise-en-scene. The scene opens with one of the protagonists, Corporal Hicks, telling his troops what he managed to ‘salvage from the APC’, this dialogue is of a military style, and emphasizes the professional nature of the characters. This idea of military professionalism is reinforced by the costumes worn by the characters e.g. bullet proof jackets and bullet belts etc, these make the audience feel protected as if they are in ‘safe hands’....   [tags: Papers] 679 words
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Aliens Built the Pyramids - Aliens built the Egyptian pyramids. Recent research supports the theory that the Pyramids were built long before humans inhabited the area now known as Egypt. It is also nearly impossible for the Egyptians to have lifted and moved the limestone brick used to build these massive structures. Only a more advanced form of life could have constructed such an enormous undertaking, while using advanced mathematics and geography that were not yet known to ancient peoples. Archeologists suggest that the large stones used in building the pyramids were transported by rolling them over logs or a wet, slippery, clay surface....   [tags: essays research papers] 707 words
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Illegal Aliens and American Medicine - Illegal Aliens and American Medicine About half of immigration into the United States is illegal, thus approximately half of the impact of immigration on our health care system is due to illegal immigration. The influx of illegal aliens has serious hidden medical consequences. We judge reality primarily by what we have seen. But what we do not see can be more dangerous, more expensive, and more deadly than what is seen. What is unseen is their free medical care that has degraded and closed some of America’s finest emergency medical facilities, and caused hospital bankruptcies....   [tags: essays research papers] 1033 words
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The Aliens Next Door - The Aliens Next Door     Three of them are on the right side of my bed. I try to holler but I can't. I can't move. I'm scared, remembering the pain from the other times. They fly through the ceiling and out the roof, taking me with them. Next thing I'm in their craft, lying on a table, and I'm cold. I'm naked. They're putting something up into my vagina, and I'm scared they'll leave it there. They wear skintight black coveralls. They look like black grasshoppers. No hair, wide jaw. Black eyes, big, halfway between round and oval....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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American-made Aliens - A recent, nation wide poll shows that 45 percent of Americans today believe Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO's) have visited Earth in some form (Rhodes 18). The same poll taken in the 1950's shows that under four percent of the US people believed aliens even exist. What could have caused the American people to go from under four percent believing in the existence of UFO's in the 1950's, to almost half today. This question is easily answered when one opens a TV guide or checks the newspaper when deciding what movie to see on a Friday night....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Aliens - This is not my first visit to this strange and interesting planet. My first visit was around 570 million years ago but these single celled organisms that inhabited the planet were pretty boring but there were creatures with backbones beginning to develop . I decided to come back around 300 million years ago to see what kind a progress these new creatures were making and was shocked to discover huge reptile like organisms inhabiting the planet. I stayed for a while and studied these things called dinosaurs because they were amazing looking....   [tags: essays research papers] 615 words
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America Needs E-Verify - As part of my employment, I perform a local office orientation for all new hires. The most important aspect of this is the I-9 documentation; this information is entered into the E-Verify system. The firm I work for has policies that state if a person is unable to produce documentation for the I-9 and thus satisfy the E-Verify requirements then the offer of employment will be withdrawn. Former President of the United States George W. Bush issued an executive order in June 2008 requiring federal contractors to comply with E-Verify....   [tags: Illegal Aliens]
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Illegal Immigrants are Destroying Our Schools - ... The school now has one teacher for first grade reading with sixty students in the class. The teacher tries to keep up, but with half of her class barely able to understand the language, it becomes overwhelming. One on one time that the students so desperately need is no longer a luxury she can afford, and slowly but surely, the reading level of the students’ dwindles. The students learn to read a year or two after generations before them because of the large classroom sizes. Illiteracy inhibits every other aspect of education, and so by the time these students reach high school they do not come close to the education level of past generations....   [tags: illegal aliens]
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Fact or Science Fiction: Analyzing UFO Religious Societies - Is there life out there in the great beyond. It is a question that many of us have asked, but there is no real answer, no tangible evidence to validate the existence of other intelligent beings. All we have are so-called experiences that earthly people have had with these beings, like me. I remember, as a child, I stayed awake late one night. I was lying in bed admiring the stars outside my window when I saw a bright light in the distance. It moved in impossible ways I could not explain, even to this day....   [tags: religion, aliens ] 3321 words
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Treatment of Aliens During World War Two - Treatment of Aliens During World War Two Prior to World War 2, Australia was home to many people of German, Italian and Japanese descent. After the outbreak of war these people were considered a threat to national security and became known as enemy 'aliens'. They were taken from their homes, arrested, jailed and later taken to internment camps, due to their nationality. In 1939, on the 1st day of declaration of war with Germany, the Germans were already being accused as spies....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays] 809 words
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Are Undocumented Immigrants Entitled to the Same Constitutional Rights as U.S. Citizens? - ... Doe (1982),” ‘‘the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law prohibiting enrollment of illegal aliens in public school (Reinhardt, 2010, 32). In its decision, the Court held, "The illegal aliens who are plaintiffs in these cases challenging the statute may claim the benefit of the Equal Protection Clause, which provides that no State shall 'deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.' Whatever his status under the immigration laws, an alien is a 'person' in any ordinary sense of that term… The undocumented status of these children vel non does not establish a sufficient rational basis for denying them benefits that the State affords other residents.(44)" The above case entails that when the Supreme Court decides cases dealing with First Amendment rights, it in general draws leadership from the 14th Amendment's principal of "equal fortification under the law." In essence, the "equal protection" clause extends First Amendment protection to anyone and everyone covered by the 5th and 14th Amendments....   [tags: social issues, aliens ]
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Ancient Astronaut Theory - ... Daniken also questions the creation of ancient structures, such as Stonehenge, the Great Pyramid and many South and Latin American sites. He points out the legends is current religions describing Gods or holy people in flying machines, miraculous technology and beings comings from the sky. The claims of others who believe in this theory discuss the evidence of cave art in Italy, Australia and other countries around the word. This art resembles people in a suit similar to that of what modern astronauts wear today....   [tags: Aliens, Space Exploration] 977 words
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Aliens for Peace: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Bernard Hermann, and Enhancing Emotion Through Music - ... Though this may seem drastic and violent, Klaatu is doing it for the good of his people. The planet he lives on, along with all nearing planets, has created the balance of peaceful perfection. There are no wars and no violence. Though Klaatu comes across as harsh, it is clear that there are no other options without risking a universal spread of violence. Moreover, the depiction of the aliens as visions of near human perfection makes them seem like all around better people and good role models, though they are also things to be feared because of this power....   [tags: Klaatu, Film Analysis, Soundtrack]
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The Roswell Incident - ... The authorities at Roswell Army Air Field Base were immediately contacted and Brazel was questioned and kept for a number of days. Apart from the wreckage which was found, there were three objects that were frequently mentioned. Three bodies when two were dead and one died in a couple of weeks. No one knows whether it is actually true, because it is determined only by several witnesses who claim to have seen the bodies. Some of these people turned out to be quite highly respected military officers....   [tags: fiction, UFO, aliens, Independence day] 1361 words
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Illegal Immigration - The subject of illegal immigration seems to be a very hot-button topic for many Americans. The subject seems to lose public outcry on either side at any given moment, then suddenly cause tremendous tremors on our social conscious. The subject of illegal immigration has many sub-issues, but one of the most problematic is that illegal immigrants are a financial drain on the American economy. Ellis Island is the location where European immigrants passed through and were documented. According to June F....   [tags: Immigration, aliens, legal, social, reform]
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Illegal Immigration - Illegal Immigration      One of the most controversial political issues of today is that of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Illegal immigration into the United States is a problem that should be stopped, as it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country from which they illegally immigrated. It is thought that the majority of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. are Mexicans (Anderson 55). Roy Beck clarifies the situation by stating, "The national consensus is that the United States should be a post-mass immigration country has included most leaders of business, religion, labor, academia, and social work." Illegal immigration from Mexico must be stopped by means of different policies and other methods of prevention, because the effects on both Mexico and the United States are predominately unfavorable....   [tags: Immigrants Aliens USA Mexicans] 1090 words
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Extraterrestrials - Extraterrestrials Can the Earth be the only place in the Universe that harbors life. Most astronomers don't believe this is true. Certain statistics in the Universe provide evidence that living beings may be common place through out the universe, on planets of other stars besides the sun. In this paper I plan to discuss the various viewpoints of those that believe that extraterrestrials exist and have even been visiting Earth, and the viewpoints of skpetics that believe that aliens don't exist and have not been visiting Earth....   [tags: Aliens Science Essays] 2516 words
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The Possible Secrecy of UFOs - The Possible Secrecy of UFOs Unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, are one of the most controversial mysteries known to mankind. From ancient to present times, unidentified objects have been seen in the sky by millions of people. The question is, of course, what is it that we are seeing in our skies. Are they foreign spacecrafts from distant planets, merely Air Force experiments, or only our imagination. Many people believe that extraterrestrial life is existent and far more advanced then us. Conversely, many believe that aliens are just figments of our optimistic imaginations....   [tags: Unidentified Flying Objects Aliens Essays] 4047 words
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The Positive and Negative Effects of Illegal Immigration in America - Most of the time, I would complain about all the illegal immigration there is in the United States. Researching this topic has pretty much changed my mind on illegal immigration. Although there is much controversy over illegal immigration, it has many positive benefits. We Americans are never happy, always finding something to complain about. The more we complain and take it nowhere, the more time we waste. Illegal immigrants are usually, overall intelligent and hard workers. They bring their skills to America....   [tags: illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants] 707 words
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Pros and Cons of Immigration: Immigration is Hurting Our Economy! - Introduction Critical thinking provides an opportunity to explore the positive and negative sides of an argument for and against an idea, theory or notion. Reasoning and perception is attuned to personal impression and provides outcome to belief and opinion. The dictionary term and understanding for the word ‘logic’ is “of sound thinking and proof by reasoning” (Merriam-Webster, 2009). Logic is the examination of the methods and doctrine used to determine ‘correct’ from ‘incorrect’ and is used in the structure of an argument....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants, argumentative, aliens] 1591 words
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Migration and Adaptation- Challenges for Young Moldavians in Brooklyn - ... This is one of the limitations of my study as some details might have been lost during the translation process. Overall I tried to grasp all the information that would describe the challenges and adaptation techniques of the participants during their migration to United States. The following is the overview of the data collection methods, as suggested in the book Field Projects in Anthropology by Julia Crane & Michael Angrosino, that have been used for this study: a. Informal interviews+ Life Histories b. Observations c. Taking photographs d. Personal documentation Cultural Context Since gaining its independence in 1991, Moldova experienced a series of economic shocks....   [tags: migration, emigration, immigration, aliens]
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Findings in the Search for Extra-terrestrial Life - Extraterrestrial life is life originating from elsewhere in the universe. Irrefutable scientific evidence of extraterrestrial life is yet to be found, but a lot of better evidence is found every now and then. Most scientists accept the idea of extraterrestrial life, stating that taking into account that our universe’s size, the number of galaxies, and most importantly the number of earth-like planets, are beyond our imagination. The above shows that if no life is found in our solar system, then that has no proof whatsoever that no extraterrestrial life exists....   [tags: planets, solar system, aliens, astronomy] 1084 words
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An Alien's Experience in New York City in December - In the month of December, New York City is such a crazy place. I walked down the street and was awestruck when I saw the most realized natural vision in the middle of New York City. It was a large hardwood plantation covered in these reflective beacons that hovered over an elliptical gathering spot. Here people were taking pictures and gliding across a frozen bond while wearing covers for their feet with small blades attached at the bottom for a more controllable slide. There seemed to be humans, both big and small, all with smiles, observing and enjoying each other's presence....   [tags: New York City, aliens, science fiction, narrative ] 2343 words
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Our Fascination, Hopes, and Fears. - Our Fascination, Hopes, and Fears. Introduction: What is Artificial Intelligence (AI) . Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science which deals with helping machines find solutions to complex problems in a more human-like fashion. [1] What does it mean to say that a machine might be intelligent. This is the goal of the field of AI, yet it is not an easy goal to define. AI researchers express their goals differently, but they all share an interest in creating, through the hardware and software of a computer, an entity that is in some way recognized as intelligent and that shares some aspects of the distinctly human conditions....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence Aliens Science Essays]
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Mexican Immigration Before and After World War II - Mexican Immigration Before and After World War II Coming from a life of poverty and despair would cause anyone to search for a better life; a life in which there is the belief that all of your dreams can come true. This is the belief that many Mexican immigrants had about “El Norte,” they believed that the north would provide them with the opportunity that their life in Mexico had not. Many Immigrants believed that the United States was “the land of opportunity,” a place to find a successful job and live out the life that one only dreamt about living....   [tags: Mexicans Aliens Immigrants Essays Illegal]
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Employment for Illegal Immigrants - Employment for Illegal Immigrants The foundation of the United States has always been greatly influenced by immigration. For hundreds of years it has been the melting pot for many cultures and many generations of hard-working immigrants. Now Americans face the difficult problem of illegal immigrants working within United States borders. To solve this problem George W. Bush has proposed an illegal immigrant employment licensing program. It stands to greatly benefit Americans as well as immigrant workers looking for employment in the United States....   [tags: Illegal Aliens Economics Policy Essays]
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The Dream Act: An Opportunity for Illegal Alliens - ... In a way this is very helpful to illegal immigrants that want to be successful and live a stable life, it is like giving someone a second opportunity to live again. Education is a really big part of life that is why every student deserves to get educated and have a career. Just because the kid's parents made the mistake to bring them to the United States when they were small education should not be dined to them. Instead for living here all their life and learning all the things from here in the U.S they should be allowed to get educated....   [tags: illegal immigrants, ]
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Racial Undertones Portrayed in the Movie District 9 - I feel that the movie District 9 has strong racial undertones. The film is set in South Africa, Where a massive alien mothership has came to a halt over the city of Johannesberg. Three months pass before the government finally decides to cut their way into the hull of the ship. What they find is a ghastly sight, thousands of aliens are found and it is discovered that the aliens are sickly, malnourished, and lacking leadership and initiative. The South African government flies them all to the surface, where they are given an area all their own, District 9....   [tags: movies] 724 words
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Science Fiction: Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Independence Day - ... After the government isolated the whereabouts of the aliens in Idaho, they had to frighten away the human populace in the area. In the plot, the government let out news that a train carrying canisters of anthrax had crashed, releasing dangerous nerve gas in the area. This proved effective at relocating most of the civilian population, except for a few that would become the main characters for the movie. Another resemblance was the instruction of contact with the extraterrestrials in both films....   [tags: science fiction, extraterrestrial life] 953 words
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Alien Attack - It was a day like any other day in Decatur, except for the constant rumble coming from the sky. Nobody knew what it was. After awhile the rumble had turned into a low, discrete roar. A little girl named Emma, who lived in a ranch home heard these noises as well, and woke her mother up. Both being terse, not talking a lot, new something bad was about to happen. Emma was trying to be diffident, hoping nothing bad happens, about this unusual situation. After all of the confusion of the sounds, the town went quiet and nothing happened....   [tags: essays research papers] 646 words
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War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells - War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells Homo-Superior. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells is a fiction story written about war and mankind’s coming of age. It is also a philosophical novel with many deep meanings underlying the shallow looking one-hundred-eighty-eight page book. The subject of this novel is Science Fiction and there are not many that can even compete with Wells in terms of how superior his word descriptions are. He simply does wonders with the imagination of the reader. Obviously the whole book is about the struggle mankind faces, but it is not always with aliens, they are actually more of a good way to represent what Wells really believed....   [tags: War Worlds H.G. Wells Essays] 1956 words
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What District 9 Taught the World - ... The homes you see the aliens getting evicted from were homes that humans had recently been kicked out of, for real…Although not all of them had been given the green light on the RDP housing, most of them had, but all of them were going to be moved, whether they liked it or not. So we ended up with this open piece of land with all these shacks on it...each day we came to set, there were fewer and fewer people.” Reading the part where each day fewer people were there it kind of makes you sad because they were filming when this was actually happening so they had a sense of what is really going on and I guess by filming they made up scenes, as I said earlier they had improvised some major scenes and I guess by actually witnessing this it made it a little easier for them to get a sense how they were going to mistreat the aliens....   [tags: film analysis]
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The Greater Controlling The Lesser - The book The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie and the poem “Discovery of the New World” by Carter Revard contain similar and different themes. Both pieces of literature have a theme of a greater power taking control of a lesser power. They both also use the theme of prejudice in a similar way. However, Alexie presents the theme of assimilation in his book. Assimilation means to try to change yourself to be similar to another group of people. Even though Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and Revard’s “Discovery of the New World” both contain similar themes of takeover and prejudice, Revard lacks the theme of assimilation that Alexie presents through the use of the characters, plot, and setting....   [tags: Literary Themes] 906 words
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The United States and Illegal Immigration - Illegal immigration was an issue in the past and is a pressing problem in the present. The U.S. Government has been trying to find a resolution to this issue for years. The United States approved the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986, which allowed the American Government to punish American companies that consciously employed illegal immigrants (Nadadur 1037-1052). The United States’ Government Immigration Reform and Control Act has been unsuccessful in controlling illegal immigration. It is estimated that illegal immigration into the U.S....   [tags: Immigration]
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America Needs Legal Immigrants - ... The overall percentage of the prison population for illegal aliens is 4.5 percent (“Illegal Immigrants Are Bolstering Social Security with Billions”). This may be because there has been a LAPD ban concerning the law enforcement on immigration in some cities. These cities are considered sanctuary policies that make it where officials cannot do anything. This means that there are illegal aliens involved in gangs and in high violent crimes and the officials cannot do anything about it due to the politically strong immigration lobbyists (Donald, Heather)....   [tags: illegal immigration]
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America Cannot Afford Illegal Immigrants - America has a national debt of approximately 14 trillion dollars. What can our country do to stop this spending. Statistics show that 338.3 billion dollars are spent on illegal immigrants in America annually. (3) This amount alone would be enough to stimulate the economy for the real citizens of this country. If we were to tighten border security, we would be able to cut down our debt. Therefore, to minimize national debt, America should tighten border security and thus stop spending money on welfare, Medicaid, and education for illegal immigrants....   [tags: Illegal Immigration Essays]
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Anti-Terrorism Immigration Reforms - As a somewhat belated reaction to the February 26, 1993, bombing of the World Trade Center, Congress passed very enforcement-minded immigration legislation three years later called the "Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) of 1996." President Clinton signed the "anti-terrorism" immigration bill on April 24, 1996. But the second session of the 104th Congress was not through yet. The immigration reformers were on a roll. Later that same year Congress passed even greater changes to the Immigration Act called the "Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996." The IIRIRA, known as the 1996 Act was signed by President Clinton on September 30, 1996....   [tags: Policy Legislation Terrorism] 1474 words
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