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Poverty in Our Own Backyard - ... High crime rates also prevent business from thriving by generating instability and uncertainty. High crime rate areas with high concentrated rates of poverty are more likely to be cut off from quality schools, housing, health care, affordable credit, and other pathways out of poverty (Solomon). Race and Gender both play substantial roles in the cause of poverty. According to the Census Bureau, 13 % of the population in the United States that are living in poverty are white, while 35 % is African American and 33 % if Hispanic, the remaining 19 % is classified as other (Measuring America: How the Census Measures Poverty)....   [tags: cash assistance] 1691 words
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Backyard Chickens - One particularly warm evening last summer, I walked into my backyard to relax and enjoy some fresh air. Instead, I was greeted by the loud shriek of a chicken. We had an uninvited guest in our vegetable garden. Unfortunately, such chicken invasions are a common occurrence in many areas of Stockton, California. Throughout the United States, municipalities small and large are debating whether or not they should enact residential livestock ordinances, specifically in regards to poultry. Considering that they are often a public nuisance and pose a health risk, local officials should consider restricting the private ownership of chickens in heavily populated urban areas....   [tags: Food]
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terrisom in our oun backyard - Terrorism in our own Backyard America is said to be the strongest nation in the world with a passion to provide a culture full of opportunities, freedoms and a land free of terrorism. Recently, we’ve all watched in horror as our country’s dignity was compromised. The 9-11 acts of terror will always be remembered not only for the number of lives that were lost and for the damage done, but because our safe haven was invaded and that is unimaginable for most Americans. Now more than ever, security measures and extreme precautions are being taken to avoid further attacks on America, but are we over-looking the terrorism that is happening everyday among American to American....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Not In My Backyard Attitude Interferes with Resolutions - Not In My Backyard Attitude Interferes with Resolutions Not In My Backyard (NIMBY) conflicts have many characteristics that make successful resolutions difficult to achieve. A typical NIMBY conflict, such as a proposal for a landfill site in a vacant lot behind a low-income housing district, often carries with it controversial problems of environmental justice, distributional equity, and procedural justice. The public affected by the Locally Unwanted Land Use (LULU) raises questions such as ãwhy me?ä and ãyou're targeting me just because I'm a minority.ä Some people find out they are affected by a LULU after it is approved, and claim that they had no notification about the proposed projec...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Uncovering History in our own Backyard - Uncovering History in our own Backyard Dr. Solberg has his own stamp on discovering American history. He has had a long interest in the ordinary person and was quoted as saying “People that carry history are a needed part of our past.” He did his doctorates on diaries from the 18th century. And has sent much of his time studying letters sent to Norway during the 1930s and 1940s. Dr. Solberg started the lecture by asking Olle and Marie Mellin to stand up in the audience they are both in the American Scandinavian foundation and have set up scholarships for Scandinavian studies....   [tags: essays research papers] 960 words
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Growing a Garden in Death of a Salesman - ... What Linda is referring to is that Willy should ask his boss for some extra pay, which is worded to be a ‘little advance’. However, what Willy actually does is go to his rich neighbor, Charley, and asks him for money instead. He goes pleading to the ‘modern world’ for money, because the modern world itself is too much for Willy to catch up on. Without being able to catch up, he is stuck in his house – in his past. With the placing of this apartment, that causes his backyard to be blocked from light, Willy is unable to build his garden....   [tags: money, backyard, apartment]
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Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard - ... These statistics are extremely hard to estimate however because unfortunately, so many human trafficking cases still proceed without consequence. (Polaris project). It is also important to realize that trafficking occurs in many countries and not just to women or children. However the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has estimated that roughly 2.4 million individuals are trapped in modern day slavery at any given time. The UN is an organization that offers help to combat this issue, specifically with the three P’s (prevention, protection, and prosecution)....   [tags: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution] 719 words
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Loving to Grow a Garden in My Backyard - ... The plants you buy from the nursery are young plants and are nowhere near the size that they will be when they mature. When it comes to container gardening, you can begin with seeds or plants. Many gardeners prefer to get a head start by using established plants. If you live in an area with a short growing season, plants are the best option. Especially for foods that are slow growing. Quick growing items such as lettuce, can be grown directly from seed. Know how your vegetable grows before you place it in the pot....   [tags: container, vegetables, weather] 553 words
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The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking in out Backyard - Most Americans when they hear about the crime of human trafficking they automatically refer it to sex exploitation by big time gang organizations. Sexual exploitation is a big chunk of the trafficking problem in America but in reading the book The Slave Next Door you can see that there are different types of work for human trafficking. One of the unique and underrated types of trafficking is in the type of domestic slavery. This type of trafficking is not as popular for gangs and other trafficking organizations because it is more along the lines of saving money than making money....   [tags: sex exploitation, massage parlors]
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Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward - Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward   People have always wondered what the future will be like. Certainly Edward Bellamy did when he wrote the novel, Looking Backward (1888). Bellamy uses a man named Mr. West as the main character in this novel. He opens by telling who he is and what his social standing is. West is a young man, around the age of 30, and is fairly wealthy. At the beginning, he tells us about his fiancé, Edith, and the house he is having trouble building for her. The trouble comes from the fact that the workers keep going on strike due to financial reasons, which prolongs the completion of the house....   [tags: Looking Backward]
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Visions of Utopia in Bellamy's Looking Backward - Visions of Utopia in Looking Backward   Edward Bellamy addressed many of the topics crucial to the development of a civilization in his book, Looking Backward. In the story he addresses several different features of years past utopias. Some being "universal harmony, distribution of occupation according to individual aptitudes, equality of reward, universal ease and comfort, reduction of hours of labor, suppression of idleness, of competition, of the struggle for life, and also for money" (De Laveleye)....   [tags: Looking Backward Essays]
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Bellamy's Looking Backward: Utopia or Fantasy? - Bellamy's Looking Backward: Utopia or Fantasy?               Although Edward Bellamy's twentieth century society in Looking Backward appears to be the perfect utopia, it could never exist. The very factors that Bellamy claimed contributed to the society's establishment and success are, in reality, what would lead to its failure. The twentieth century society lacked the possibility for advancements in technology while at the same time lacking competition and appropriate incentives. Even if we ignore these faults, we observe that when Bellamy created his society for Looking Backward, he made several false assumptions about human behavior and failed to realize that the only way his society...   [tags: Looking Backward Essays]
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Landscaping Ideas With Rocks - So you have a beautiful home and want to make the backyard as beautiful, warm and welcoming as the house itself, but have run out ideas. Try landscaping rocks. Landscaping rocks refers to naturally found rocks or man-made, rock mimicking structures that you can use to make original amazing backyards or do a backyard makeover that improves an existing backyard. Landscaping with rocks makes more amazing backyards than other materials because rocks provide a unique, more natural looking and diverse look on any backyard and outdoor space....   [tags: landscaping, rocks, backyards] 571 words
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Exploring Freedom in Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward - The definition of freedom depends entirely on how the phrase “freedom from…” ends. Perhaps a most straightforward understanding of freedom is the laissez-faire emphasis on limiting the power of government to interfere in economic and social matters. In this state of absolute freedom, however, inequalities exist between people, so that freedom from a controlling government does not imply individuals’ freedom of contract, movement, legal protection, equal rights through citizenship, or political voice....   [tags: Looking Backward Essays] 1974 words
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Individualism in Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - Julian West, a man born and raised in the 19th century has suddenly appeared in the 20th century. Due to an apparent mishap in the 19th, his body was never awaken and remained in its mesmeric state. When he woke up, he found himself in a whole different society then he was living in. The economy, government, and the whole social structure were completely changed. To Julian, the 20th century became the perfect image of a utopian society. But the society of the 20th century has left behind the pride of individualism which was cherished in the 19th century....   [tags: Looking Backward Essays] 349 words
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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - Essay Option 2: Looking Backward: Government and power imbalance from 1887 – 2000 The vision and ideas in Bellamy’s book Looking Backward that stronger government would create a utopian society were mainly related to the power imbalance developing in the gilded age, the ideas of social theorists like Henry George, workers’ rights movements known as unions and the actions of government leaders in the 19th century. In Bellamy’s book, a major theme in Julian’s journey through the year 2000 and throughout the comparison between 1887 and 2000 is that there is a vision of strong government control over multiple aspects of life more so in the dream 2000 than had been in 1887....   [tags: utopia, insomia patient, government]
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Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward - Looking Backward is a Utopian novel written by Edward Bellamy. The story is about Julian West, an American who falls into a deep hypnosis induced sleep only to wake up hundred and thirteen years later. When he wakes up, he is still in the same location but in a totally transformed world (Bellamy 11). He has also been changed into a socialist utopia. The book illustrates Bellamy’s views about changing and improving the future hence, bringing out four major themes; advantages of a socialist system, perils of the stock market, use of credit card and engaging the industrial army to curb some occurrences....   [tags: Evolution, Darwins Theory]
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Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - Looking Backward The book Looking Backward was written by Edward Bellamy and published in the year 1888. Bellamy started off his career as a journalist but then married and decided to devote his efforts to writing fiction novels. Looking Backward was published and Bellamy was famous. The book stirred around the country and had people imagining a world like the one Bellamy created in his book. The idea of a utopia as the one he describes is unbelievable. His book is what people, of even now in the twenty first century, wish the world could possible be like....   [tags: essays research papers] 698 words
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Future Visions of America in Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy - ... As the last sparkles of the Civil War cooled down, a period of transformation took over U.S. and the endeavour to restore post Civil War economy initiated. The Gilded Age, as Mark Twain referred, was a time identified with economic boom and social change. During those years, U.S. experienced the transition from agricultural to urban together with industrialisation, scientific innovations and an economic boom. This modernisation evolvement however, was followed by negative outcomes: as labour demand amplified the need for immigration broke out and poverty became a remarkable issue....   [tags: socialist, society, utopia] 520 words
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Bellamy's Vision of the 2000's in Looking Backward - ... In Bellamy’s vision of the year 2000, the government controls almost all aspects of life. One aspect of life that the government controls is education and jobs. Education is essential to functioning in society and in Bellamy’s vision of 2000 this ability to develop intellectually and physically (for skilled laborers) was required by law and free until the age of 21. The idea that all citizens are well educated creates more efficient workers and makes the money put into education well invested....   [tags: insomnia, government, education] 1432 words
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Stepping Backward with Our Current Healthcare System - Many people take different sides on the health care policy reforms in today’s time. In my paper I will talk about how I think the health care system we are “trying” out is a step backward for the United States. Possibly if we took the right actions towards what we are trying to accomplish with the health care system we have right now, we might be going forward in the right direction. But for now I feel like it is pushing us backwards. Health care reform is a law passed by Congress that was designed to provide greater access to health care....   [tags: reform, insurance, obamacare]
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On-line Signature Verification Based on Forward and Backward Variances of Signature - Signature is one of behavioral characteristics of human that can be used to identify individual. Widely implemented in everyday life, signature has very high social acceptance \cite{jain1}. Signature mostly has been used to verify important documents, such as bank checks. However, in many occasions, human eyes cannot distinguish genuine from forgery signatures, that will become a serious problem in security system. Therefore, the necessity of high accuracy automatic signature verification systems is increasing nowadays....   [tags: graphology, personality through penmanship]
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The Great Leap Backward - Imagine ruling an empire that’s economy and agriculture is growing slowly while at the same time having a population burst. What would you do. Continue on improving and gaining little or increase production to try to save the blooming population. This is the situation Mao Zedong, emperor of China, was forced to face in the 1950’s. So, he made a plan that was suggested to him by the Soviet Union called the First Five-Year Economic Plan; focusing on speeding up the production of agriculture to increase the economy and decrease nation wide famine....   [tags: Economics]
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The 17th Century European View of Russia Being a Backward, Weak, Isolated and Barbarous State - The 17th Century European View of Russia Being a Backward, Weak, Isolated and Barbarous State It must be said that in a broad sense the view (held by most Europeans in the 17th century) that Russia was broadly accurate. Russia was definitely a less developed state that those in Western Europe in several ways. The most widely published works on the subject (Herbertstein's Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii, and Olearioys's Neue Bechreibung der Moscowitschen), both draw a picture of a socio-political order which stood in sharp contrast to west European societies on critical counts....   [tags: Papers] 1619 words
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Beatlemania: Paul's Death, Playing the Record Backward, and Fans - Everyone was going crazy because of The Beatles. Beatlemania was defined by the multitude of crazed young women obsessed with this new rock 'n roll band. It began in 1963 and continued until they broke up in 1970. In 1969, a listener of WKNR-FM called in and made a comment that shocked the world: Paul McCartney, one of the four Beatles, was dead. The caller, who gave only the name Tom as an identity, claimed that in 1966, McCartney had been in a fatal car accident, but it had been withheld from the public to avoid riots and other mayhem by grief-stricken fans....   [tags: Music, The Beatles,] 1430 words
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Backward Substraction Algorithm for Stationary and Dynamic Background Video Sequences - Identifying moving objects from a video sequence is a fundamental and critical task in many computer-vision applications. A common approach is to perform background subtraction, which identifies moving objects from the portion of a video frame that differs significantly from a background model. Most methods for foreground region detection in videos are challenged by the presence of quasi-stationary backgrounds flickering monitors, waving tree branches, moving water surfaces or rain. Additional difficulties are caused by camera shake or by the presence of moving objects in every image....   [tags: Computer, Application] 1857 words
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Garden vs. Organic - Fruits and vegetables are grown chemical-free in a backyard gardens whereas some pesticides are used on fruits and vegetables that are grown organically. Industrial farms have jumped on the band wagon and are turning to pesticide free farming. According to the organic trade associations website, if consumers would choose to purchase only one organic item out of every ten it would provide fifty three million servings of fruits and vegetables harvested without pesticides each day. On the average, twelve different pesticides are what an adult is exposed to when eating conventionally grown fruits and vegetables each day....   [tags: fruits, vegetables, chemical-free]
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Grass Is Always Greener in Gwendolyn Brooks' Poem, A Song in the Front Yard - ... The speaker says that she is bored with her “rose” life. Roses require a lot of maintenance and are always expected to look perfect, which is how the speaker is feeling in her straitlaced world. Also, though roses hold an accepted fairy tale connotation, they also have thorns, suggesting that the good life isn’t always so satisfactory. These early realizations transform the girl’s sheltered curiosity to an active desire to pursue this world. Deciding to go to the backyard she says, “And maybe down the alley/To where the charity children play.” (6-7)....   [tags: expectation, freedom, transformation]
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A Song in the Front Yard by Gwendolyn Brooks - “A Song in the Front Yard”, by Gwendolyn Brooks, illustrates the desire people develop to experience new things and live life according to their own rules. In the first stanza, Brooks uses diction of propriety and unfamiliarity to emphasize the author’s desire to change her life. In the first line, the author establishes that she is only familiar with one way of life since she has “stayed in the front yard all [her] life.” The author “stayed” in the front yard suggesting that she was able to leave the yard and experience new things, but she just was not ready....   [tags: Poetic Analysis]
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The Things that Make a House a Home - The Things that Make a House a Home There are many wonderful places in the world to explore and live. Some travelers and adventurers have even said that they can feel the soul of the place that they go to visit or explore. Although many people disagree with these ideas, I know that they are true. Every place has a soul, but sometimes it is just harder to find in certain areas than others. One such area is the place where I was born and raised. That very special place is the Phoenix metro area....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1255 words
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The Necessity of Urban Farming - Backyard gardening has always been popular to obtain fresh and nearly free produce in the urban landscape. However with the concerns over GMO (genetically modified foods) as well as pesticide use, and simply the cost of fresh produce in these hard economic times backyard gardening is giving way to a trend towards urban farming. This trend is not as carefree as the traditional backyard garden and begs that more organic means of pest and weed control be used in lieu of more hazardous chemicals. However, despite the sometimes staggering effort required the benefits of urban farming are becoming more of a necessity than a luxury....   [tags: hazardous chemical, organic products]
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The Change of Perspective in the Author of Sky High - The Change of Perspective in the Author of Sky High The text Sky-High shows the change of perspective in the author, Hannah Robert, as she goes from an imaginative and curious child to an adult with less freedom and more responsibility. It explores the nature of change, which occurs in the transition from child to adult While the author is reminiscing about her childhood, we see her perspective of herself and her backyard and her world. Her backyard becomes a place where she can have many adventures with many different characters....   [tags: Sky High Hannah Robert Development Essays] 791 words
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My Brother, My Hero: Personal Essay - " Deleted Author´s brother´s name" I.S.P. - My Hero Profile At only 17 years of age my brother has done a lot with his life. He is someone that I look up to because he has been good at sports all though his life. He won the MVP award at his school for playing basketball. He swerves this way and then that, before shooting an almost perfect three pointer. "I started to get better by just shooting hoops," he told me. "After a while I started to play games and got to know all of the rules." Although when he first started to play the net was only set to six foot, he got better and better while moving the net higher and higher....   [tags: essays research papers] 389 words
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Personal Narrative: Don’t Play With Your Food! - It was a warm summer day; about two weeks after my senior year had begun. My friends and I were having a typical Sunday, lounging around, tired from the night before, and trying to find fun ways to pass the time. We started by playing some Xbox, and while shooting each other and other people was fun, it soon grew tiresome and we were again, back to where we started. About twenty minutes after another sleepy silence, we went outside to the beautiful weather and played some football. Although it was nice to be outside enjoying the weather, not one of us had the energy to run around for any longer than ten minutes....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 794 words
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A Stolen Life by Jaycee Lee Dugard - Part A: A Stolen Life by Jaycee Lee Dugard is an autobiography recounting the chilling memories that make up the author’s past. She abducted when she was eleven years old by a man named Phillip Garrido with the help of his wife Nancy. “I was kept in a backyard and not allowed to say my own name,” (Dugard ix). She began her life relatively normally. She had a wonderful loving mother, a beautiful baby sister,, and some really good friends at school. Her outlook on life was bright until June 10th, 1991, the day of her abduction....   [tags: sexual abuse, abduction, imagery, exemplification]
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Solutions to the Cruelty of Animal Treatment - “The chains cut so deep; it was hard for me to breathe. I haven’t eaten in days. I lay there wondering why, but it never comes to mind. Rips and shreds cover my ears, from being beaten with that stick. My big brown eyes now filled with tears, they chained me up and left me for dead. I closed my eyes and tried to sleep, but all I could do was weep.”(Unknown) There are two types of animal abuse passive and active; both were repented in the poem above. Active abuse is when there is pain given to the animal all at one, like the animal being kicked or hit....   [tags: animal neglect, active abuse, passive abuse]
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Why People are Growing Vegetable Gardens - Home vegetable gardening is done for a variety of reasons by a number of people. One of the reasons why people grow vegetable gardens is due to the nation’s unhealthy eating habits. Another reason is the horrible state of the economy that the nation is currently experiencing. People have had to adjust to a different way of living by growing gardens which helps with both unhealthy eating habits and the failing economy. Growing their own gardens also saves people money on their grocery bills. Also people are growing gardens as a means of exercise and for the simple reason of the enjoyment of harvesting good tasting produce which in turn can be eaten fresh from the garden and can be canned or f...   [tags: Vegetable Gardens, gardening, ]
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Conscience: Religious vs Secularist Perspective - The existence of conscience and its authority over mankind has been a common battleground for religious and secular debate. Dr. Peter Kreeft, a world renowned philosopher, unifies mankind and conscience through his “Argument from Conscience”. Giving ample thought to both sides of the equation, Dr. Kreeft describes conscience in its authority and reason, and alludes further explanation in regards to both its ethical and erroneous natures. Complimenting Dr. Kreeft's argument, Dante's Divine Comedy displays mankind's moral discernment and consequences of unrighteous actions....   [tags: Philosophy Essays] 1413 words
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Innocence Lost in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is based on John Boyne's book of the same name, which I'd read a few years ago. The cover of the book gave away little of the plot, allowing the reader to discover just what it was about while they were reading it. For instance, I don't think it's ever directly mentioned that the book is set in World War II and that the father of central character Bruno is a Nazi. That gradual unveiling of the plot can't be done in the film - as soon as we see the swastikas in the first frame of the film, and catch a glimpse of Bruno's dad (Thewlis) we know exactly what he is....   [tags: John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas] 524 words
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Reducing the Carbon Footprint - Because carbon footprints are such hot topics in the news these days, it's an ideal topic for this particular paper. As concerns about global warming and potential climate change have continued to evolve the term "carbon footprint" has become ingrained in many people's consciousness. Though the large Fortune 500 companies focus on reduction of their own carbon footprints, individuals can help in their own small way as well. But what is a carbon footprint. Basically, carbon footprints are defined as the total amount of greenhouse gasses that are produced when it comes to supporting human activities (and which are expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide) (What is a carbon footprint?)....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]
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Listening Journey - This has been the most exhilarating, challenging, and enlightening assignment I have ever undertaken. For this assignment, I chose to listen to two podcasts from Symphony Space's Selected Shorts that featured topics that intrigued me, "The private paradise" podcast from April 17, 2011 and the "Tale of terror" podcast from March 20, 2011. The stories in "The private paradise" podcast that I listened to included Sonia Manzano's performance of “My Backyard ” by Peter Lu, Rita Wolf's performance of “A Room of My Own” by Alanna Okun, David Rakoff's performance of “Your Mother and I” by Dave Eggers, and James Naughton's performance of “Visit” by Barry Yourgrau....   [tags: Communication ]
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Community Involvement or Lack of It - Community or the lack there of… It is sad to say that even myself as a citizen, lack certain characteristics helping to making progress in my community. Living in the city of Aurora I really have no sense of community, or even my surroundings at times. In my own neighborhood no one really says hi, or introduces themselves, nor does it seem that they care too. To be honest I don’t even know their names. It seems harder than ever before to even strike up a conversation with someone let alone to come to an understanding of what is really going on in our own backyards....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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Creating a Robot to Guard Property with Lego Mindstorm - The Protectobot Abstract My final project is to build a robot that will use non-violent techniques to keep animals out of yards. Using the Lego Mindstorm Kit I was able to complete this project. When certain animals walk by my robot, it throws gears towards the animal to scare it away. It can tell the difference between good animals and bad, and does not harm them in any way. Background For many years people have been trying to find non-violent ways to keep animals out of their yards and away from family pets....   [tags: Robotics] 707 words
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Free Personal Narratives: The Birthday Party Disaster - The Birthday Party Disaster Children place a high importance on the success of birthday parties. For children, a birthday is a special day, filled with friends, cake and presents. For parents, children's birthdays are seen as ideal social settings to converse with others and maintain family unity. However, a birthday party must be planned effectively to ensure its success. Lack of preparation will lead to a birthday party's downfall. It was a day of eager anticipation. It was a day of last-minute planning....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1141 words
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Azalea and Friends - ... Does it fit his collar?” Max suggested. “Good one, Max,” Azalea exclaimed. “Biscuit!” Azalea called. “Come here.” Like a good dog, Biscuit answered Azalea’s call. Azalea checked Biscuit’s sparkly collar, but to no luck the key didn’t fit. “Well obviously it fits a tree.” Brad snorted. “You must be kidding,” Azalea said. “No he’s not” Chad retorted. “The key is shaped like a tree, so it must obviously fit inside of a tree.” “I think you guys are on to something,” Azalea expressed. “Everyone lets head to the backyard.” The outside of Azalea’s house was just as nice as the inside....   [tags: personal narrative] 1371 words
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Fmaily Traditions - Tradition is a trait that can be found in every family throughout the world. This is particularly true for my family as I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Of all the traditions that my family had while I grew up, the one that sticks out most in my mind is spending time with my family on Sunday afternoons and holidays either playing games with my cousins, eating food fresh off the grill, watching holiday fireworks, or learning more about my family history than I already knew. Therefore, my family tradition has a rich historical perspective, high importance, and great effects on me to this day....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 597 words
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Herb Gardening - Herb gardening has many benefits grown in your own backyard. Herbs are really very much beneficial as first aid for your body and also for your surrounding. Gardening in your backyard is healing for the adults and kids which establish a connection with the nature. Specially, gardening with the children is more beneficial to enjoy the nature. Gardening and nature relives so much of stress. Gardening nourishes your spirit and allows connecting with your inner-self. Garden is the antidote for the noise pollution, busy schedule....   [tags: Gardening ] 513 words
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August Wilson's Award-Winning Play, Fences about an African American Baseball Player - ... Also, there is definitely the underlying feeling that Troy's jealously of Corey's open opportunities is his urge to prevent Corey from pursuing his dream. His anger towards his father deepens further into the play as he realizes that his father should be the last person to dictate his life. In Act One Corey receives a job at one of their neighborhood stores, he then finds that his work schedule intervenes with football practice, so he quits his job without telling his dad. Troy angrily forces him to beg for his job back and forbids him from playing unless he maintains his job....   [tags: coach, heaven, reconciliation]
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