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Cadillac Records -   The film Cadillac Records is a biopic that retells the story of a few major R&B artists during the 1950s and 1960s. The film mainly focuses on the characters Muddy Waters and the Leonard Chess. The film later includes other famous artists such as Chuck Berry, Etta James, and Little Walter. It also briefly shows Mick Jagger, from The Rolling Stones near the end of the film, and occasionally Howlin Wolf and Hubert Sumlin make an appearance.   The movie first introduces the main characters. Leonard Chess is portrayed to audience as an ambitious young man....   [tags: biopic, R&B, music, Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess]
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The Train from Rhodesia and The Gold Cadillac Comparison - How Do The Texts Represent The Theme Of Racial Prejudice. ‘The Train from Rhodesia’ written by Nadine Gordimer and ‘The Gold Cadillac’ written by Mildred Taylor both represent the theme of racial prejudice in their stories. Prejudice is when you prejudge someone before you know that person. ‘The Train from Rhodesia’ is set in South Africa, in the time of Apartheid, as a train full of white citizens comes into a train station and one black man barters to sell his symbolic lion. The man of the young white couple waits until the train starts to go before he decides the price he wants to pay for the lion and then throws the money out of the window and then the young white woman does not want it....   [tags: compare/contrast, literary analysis, racism] 1691 words
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Country Lovers vs. The Gold Cadillac - Country Lovers vs. The Gold Cadillac ==================================== Both of the two stories, Country Lovers and The Gold Cadillac reveal racism. It is not a particularly hidden message. But the two of them approach it from slightly different angles. Country Lovers shows that the story is based around racism in the first paragraph: [the black children are] "beginning to call their old playmates missus and baasie - little master". Within the Gold Cadillac, the racism is a little better concealed....   [tags: English Literature] 678 words
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Dolan's Cadillac, by Stephen King and The Cask of Amontillado, by Edgar Allen Poe - "For the love of God", is a saying usually used when something goes wrong. However when writers Stephen King and Edga Allen Poe use it in their stories, the meaning going from that of exasperation, to something more along the lines of vengeance, success and finite. That is because when King and Poe use it, the protagonists in their stories have just finish burying their respective victims, leaving them to die of suffocation, dehydration or any number of horrible aliments. King's story is "Dolans Cadilac", a tragic tale of a man taking revenge on his wife's murderer....   [tags: Comparing Authors, Literary Analysis] 748 words
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Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water by Marc Reisner - ... Within its first sixty years, the Bureau built about 264 water projects (165), leaving little physical space for new projects. Even though “there hasn’t been an ideal damsite since 1940” (383), the Bureau continues to build dams, even though they continue to become less and less efficient. Reisner notes that the Fontonelle Dam was built on a problem ridden site. The Bureau knew the site was poor, but still built it anyway because it was running out of good places to build dams. (379). The Teton Dam disaster was a textbook example of the Bureau’s negligence, greed, and refusal to learn....   [tags: book analysis] 1924 words
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How Country Lovers and the Gold Cadillac Tackle Racism - How Country Lovers and the Gold Cadillac Tackle Racism Country lovers, is a tale set in South Africa where whites are more privileged than black people. The story is set during apartheid. This is made clear in the first paragraph, as it says "…but once the white children go away to school, they don't play together anymore." Also, "…beginning to call their old play mates missus and baasie- little master." It is made clear that separation occurs at an early age, this is reinforced throughout the story....   [tags: Papers] 1558 words
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How do Gold Cadillac and Country Lovers differ in their presentation - How do Gold Cadillac and Country Lovers differ in their presentation of Prejudice. Both Mildred Taylor (Gold Cadillac) and Nadine Gordimer (Country Lovers) grew up in cultures where racism was a part of their everyday life. This theme of racism is reflected strongly in their stories. Mildred Taylor’s experience of racism in the Southern States of America is reflected in the themes and setting of her writing. She was born in 1943, Jackson, Mississippi, the strongest racial prejudice sate found in America....   [tags: English Literature:] 1457 words
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Portrayal of Differing Cultures and Experiences in Stench of Kerosene and Gold Cadillac - Portrayal of Differing Cultures and Experiences in Stench of Kerosene and Gold Cadillac This essay will explore two different experiences and cultures. It will cover two stories, Stench of kerosene and the Gold Cadillac. A Gold Cadillac is written by Mildred Taylor it is set in Toledo/Boston (North America) and Mississippi (South America). It is about a black family who buy a Cadillac and plan to travel down to South America but on their way they encounter difficulties and racism....   [tags: Papers] 964 words
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From the two short stories you have read what do we learn about what - From the two short stories you have read what do we learn about what it was like for American black people to live in Americain the 1950s. From the two short stories; The Gold Cadillac by M.D. Taylor and 1955 by Alice Walker, both set in 1950s America and both written by black female writers we learn about the segregation, racism and poverty of 1950s black America. Both these stories are set in the deep south of America. The gold Cadillac is about a young black girl who knows nothing about racism and discovers it for the first time as she travels with her family into the Deep South in a gold Cadillac....   [tags: English Literature] 506 words
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The Rise and Fall of General Motors Company - Could “Old” GM bring down “New” GM with the recent recall news. Is the “Cinderella” story about the turnaround all a “fairy tale?” Are the poor workmanship practices of “Old GM” haunting “New GM?” For want of a $0.57 switch will GM’s Kingdom be lost. Recently in the news there has been an alarming fact about General Motors automobile products that have caused a loss of property and more importantly loss of lives, while most admit a simple design flaw could’ve been repaired with a $0.57 switch. This paper will touch on the history of GM dating back to 1899 where you will see a history of boom and bust cycle all the way up to the collapse and rebirth of GM in 2009 and subsequent success years...   [tags: US automobile companies]
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The History of the Automobile - The automobile is an invention that has had a tremendous impact on society. The Stanley Steamer-the most successful steam car was invented in Newton Massachusetts in 1897 by Francis and Freelan Stanley. It wasn’t produced until 1924. The steam car was not a very popular device as it didn’t travel well on long distance trips it was too hard to start and there was a hazard from the open fire. Early on the electric car was the most popular type of automobile. The electric car owes its invention to William Morrison....   [tags: The History of Cars]
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The Theme of Racial Prejudice in Short Stories - The Theme of Racial Prejudice in Short Stories Racial prejudice is a form of discrimination. In the short stories "Country Lovers" and "The Gold Cadillac" there are some good examples of it. In both the stories the black people are being discriminated against because they are black and they are "different" and are "not as well off" white people. "Country Lovers" is set in South Africa, and there are black and white people living largely separate lives under apartheid. At a young a age the black and white children all play together as if they were all the same....   [tags: Papers] 776 words
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General Motors Automobiles - ... The most popular among these brands include Cadillac, Buick, GMC and Chevrolet. Because diversity and the spread of the company is important, a strength of GM is its strong presence in China. China is the largest automotive market and is an emerging economy that grows at a steady rate. In addition, China is the second largest market for GM in terms of units sold. GM is the largest car manufacturer in the US and currently holds more than 18% market share, due to extensive knowledge of the US market and its consumers....   [tags: 20th century, american history, cars] 2000 words
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How Social Class and Gender Affect What We Drive - How social class and gender affect what we drive Social class and gender can be determined based on what kind of vehicle you drive. Although there are many stereotypes relating cars to their drivers which involve social class and race. It can determine that you are the type of person who likes to be in control. What you drive might determine how you feel about the environment or what kind of race or culture an individual comes from. Society also puts a lot of stock in what kind of car a consumer buys....   [tags: Adverstising, Car, Vehicle] 665 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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Advertising’s Positive Influences - Food and drink, cars, alcohol, cigarettes — “The average American is exposed to some 500 ads daily” (Fowles 540). Are advertisements influencing people negatively or positively. According to Jib Fowles in “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals,” advertisers create ads that appeal to one’s motives (541). Regardless of negative outcomes, people believe that buying advertised products will help satisfy their basic needs. Based on Fowles’ article, although advertising has some negative aspects, advertising influences people positively by fulfilling the needs to nurture, achieve, and for affiliation....   [tags: Advertising]
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Advertising’s Positive Influences - Food and drink, cars, alcohol, cigarettes — “The average American is exposed to some 500 ads daily” (Fowles 540). Are advertisements influencing people negatively or positively. According to Jib Fowles in “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals,” advertisers create ads that appeal to one’s motives (541). Regardless of negative outcomes, people believe that buying advertised products will help satisfy their basic needs. Based on Fowles’ article, although advertising has some negative aspects, advertising influences people positively by fulfilling the needs to nurture, achieve, and for affiliation....   [tags: Advertising ]
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GM Motor Company - How did GM motors come about. (1) You may be asking your self. Well I am getting ready to explain how the big motor company empire came to be what it is today. Anyway lets get on with it already. General Motors company started on September 16th of 1908 by William ‘Billy’ Durant. The company had become an industry leader in manufacturing horse-drawn carriages in Flint Michigan before going into the automobile industry. At the time they only owned Buick Motor Company. Now they own the following automobile manufacturers: GMC, Buick, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saturn, Cadillac, Hummer, Oldsmobile and many more....   [tags: business analysis]
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Tupac Shakur's Death - Have you ever heard of Tupac, the 1990 hip-hop sensation. Have you heard how he died, or even who killed him. Well, this is what this essay is about, the murder of Tupac Shakur, also known as Makaveli. The murder of Tupac Shakur is a conspiracy topic. A conspiracy is a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful. Many humans believe that Tupac is still alive and in hiding, while the other percentage think he is dead. On September 7,1996, Tupac Shakur had just left a wrestling match and was at a traffic light when he was shot by a African American male in a white Cadillac....   [tags: murder, alive, shooting] 659 words
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What´s Conflict Theory? - ... Social class is often defined as the sum of income, status, education, or fame a person has. An example of social class conflict revolves around education, an educated man vs and uneducated man. Two men, John and Eddy, of the same race, body structure, dress, and speech apply for a well-paying job as a bank teller. Neither man has experience in the banking field or anyone to vouch for their work ethic. There is only one major difference that stands out of the unemployed men. John has a Bachelor’s degree in business and a minor in finances....   [tags: social order, domination, authority] 965 words
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Judging People By Their Cars- What Does Your Car Say About You? - Judgmental cars Have you ever taken a look at someone’s car and thought you could imagine what the driver must be like. Just by examining their vehicle you could tell their gender, race, or maybe even their social standing. I don't mean to alarm you but your car is talking. It is saying a lot about your attitude and your personality. Yes, we are what we drive. There are many various stereotypes relating cars to their drivers. Who would have ever imagined you could be categorized because of an engine sitting on four wheels....   [tags: Social Status, Auto] 856 words
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Corruption of the American Dream in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - The idea of the American Dream is it began as an idea people could thrive from, but became detrimental through corruption. Society’s necessity for material goods and money for personal happiness distorts the American dream. One’s morals will be compromised once one decides to live a life for the sole purpose of following a corrupted ideal. In Hunter S. Thompson’s literary work, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his viewpoint of the American Dream is expressed. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by Hunter S....   [tags: Hunter S. Thompson]
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Ethical Analysis of General Motors Ignition Switch Scandal - Organization Review General Motors was founded by William Durant on September 16, 1908. At its inception, GM owned only the Buick Motor Company, but acquired Oldsmobile, Cadillac and Pontiac within ten years of its formation. Demand for automobiles heightened between 1910-1929, allowing General Motors to set the standard for production, design and marketing innovation. GM diversified their selection and opened more than a dozen new plants outside of the United States. In 1927, the head of GM's design studio, Harley Earl, designed the LaSalle which marked the beginning of true automotive design as it was far less boxy than the Ford Model T....   [tags: Business Ethics Essays]
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Learning How to Fear in Popular Media - ... In the first verse, the scene is focused on 50 Cent with his hat and cane setting him apart from the typical pimp. Meanwhile, he introduces a character as "shorty" who is a generalization of his female workers and strippers. 'Shorty' is essentially works as a stripper to manipulate her male audience into paying her for her provocative dancing. In this case, 'shorty' plays the role of 'the Girl' except in the context of pimps and their women. Simply put, 'shorty' is using her manipulative skills such as teasing men into paying her, which is all she is good at....   [tags: 50 cent, perspective, gender]
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The General Motors, Ford and Honda Companies - ... The company has reported annual profits since 2010. As fuel efficiency became a high demand in the U.S. markets, GM has responded to market demands by designing small-car programs for the U.S. market. GM has also committed itself to engineer half of its manufacturing plants to be landfill-free. In May 2004, GM delivered the world its first ever full-sized hybrid pickups, the 1/2-ton Silverado. GM has also hinted at new hybrid technologies that will optimize for higher speeds in freeway driving....   [tags: Cars, Automobiles, Mechanics] 897 words
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The Lady in the Pink Mustang - In “The Lady in the Pink Mustang” the poet challenges the readers with two contrasting imageries of a woman; the one is the normal woman in her Cadillac while the contrasting image is that of a woman driving her pink Mustang on highways during night. The poem appears to project the two confusing images of a woman during the day time and night. The use of the epithet “Lady” in the title gives the impression of respectability but the word has been used ironically to refer to prostitute, poor woman or a native....   [tags: Poetic Anlysis, Commercial World]
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Corporate Deviance: Corporations vs Public Interest - In the early 1980s, General Motors built a new Cadillac plant, which proved to be detrimental to Detroit’s Poletown neighborhood (Cura, 77). While General Motors’s intention was to advance their corporate interest , they destroyed the Poletown community as there was displacement and greater vandalism (Cura, 77). In addition, “Power, Social Networks, and Organizational Deviance” by John Cura finds that many institutions sided with General Motors as opposed to the citizens of Poletown (Cura, 75-76)....   [tags: General Motors Case Study]
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) - The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) had three different artists work on display. It was split up into three different rooms the first room was Design 99 To Much of a Good Thing and in the next room is Latoya Ruby Frazier Mother May I and in the last room was Jef Geys Woodward Avenue. The art that was on display was not traditional art work. All of the artist’s work displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit was out of the box thinking. The flow in each exhibit made it easy to move from one piece of art work to another piece of work....   [tags: Art Gallery Review] 527 words
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The Positive Influences of Advertising - Food and drink, cars, alcohol, cigarettes — “the average American is exposed to some 500 ads daily” (Fowles 540). How do advertisers influence people to purchase products. According to Jib Fowles in “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals”, people are attracted to what they see, “many ads seem to be saying, ‘If you this need, then this product will help satisfy it’” (541). People convincingly buy products because they believe what the ad is illustrating. Laurence Behrens and Leonard J. Rosen’s portfolio consists of ads that demonstrate various motives (556-594)....   [tags: Advertising ]
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The Ideology of Leo Burnett - “There is an inherent drama in every product. Our No.1 job is to dig for it and capitalize on it.”– Leo Burnett One of the most famous men in advertising is the master of creativity, the inventor of the most captivating ad campaigns, and performed one of the most risky moves in ever done in advertising. This wonderful man goes by the name of Leo Burnett. He is the creator of multiple advertising campaigns including; Tony the Tiger for Frosted flakes, Charlie the Tuna for Star-Kist fish cannery, The Jolly Green Giant for Green Giant vegetables, Pillsbury Doughboy for Pillsbury company and many, many more....   [tags: famous men in advertising] 726 words
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Are Bus Passes Used Effectively - Assignment #3: Research Plan Research Question The research question that is to be answered by Bus Pass/Gas Card Program evaluations is whether or not the bus passes was used properly and effectively. Did the bus passes/gas cards eliminate patients canceling their appointments and or having less no shows. The evaluation will show whether or not the program met the needs to the patients and Mercy Health Physician Partners. The purpose of the evaluation is to see whether or not the program was successful, and or if the program needed to fix any holes that it might have....   [tags: research question answered] 1228 words
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Profile of General Motors Company - ... Each new employee of the Company held an introductory course for new employees. Goals of the company:  Move faster and take risks to achieve sustained success, not just short-term results  Lead in advanced technologies and quality in creating the world’s best vehicles  Lead in advanced technologies and quality in creating the world’s best vehicles  Lead in advanced technologies and quality in creating the world’s best vehicles (Motors, 2013) General Motors priorities are safety and quality, create life customers, innovate, deliver long-term investment value and make positive difference....   [tags: services, structure, goal, officers] 1879 words
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Automobile Advertisements in the 1940’s - Advertisements have become more unique and creative since the 1940’s. They not only cater to the family life, but also the single life. Automobile advertisements in the 1940’s were directed towards the modern family. Although there are still automobile advertisements that show happy families in nice cars; there are also advertisements for certain vehicles that are more geared towards single people. Marketing is constantly changing to meet what the majority population wants or needs. Jib Fowles “Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals” discusses the need for prominence....   [tags: marketing, tailored, equality]
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SWOT Analysis of General Motors - ... With an early entrance into China, well performing joint ventures and local Buick brand, GM has a strong position in China’s automotive market. WEAKNESS Diminishing Dealer Network General Motors has compiled a list of more than 1,000 dealerships market for closure. The company has announced that it will not renew its franchise agreements with nearly one quarter of its U.S. dealerships. As of December 31, 2008, GM had 715 dealerships in Canada, as recent as May of 2009 plans called for a anywhere from 40 to 200 closures....   [tags: market, weaknesses, profit] 1504 words
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Business Analysis: General Motor Company - In the last few decades, America’s automotive industry has been losing revenue, decline of market share, and employment reduction but international business in the auto industry has been the opposite. For instance, General Motors (GM) have been doing poor in the automotive business while Honda, a Japanese manufacture have been increasing their sales, market shares and employment. General Motors have been in business since 1908 to present, they have American International Company headquartered in Detroit, Michigan that creates, builds, markets and deal out cars and automobile parts and vends financial services....   [tags: silverado, camaro, earnings] 1101 words
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The Assassination of Tupac - The Assassination of Tupac (2Pac) Shakur (Greatest Rapper?) "Selling more than 75 million copies of his album, Tupac became one of the best selling artists in the world" (Tupac Shakur Biography). Tupac Shakur a.k.a 2 Pac was born in New York in 1971 (Tupac Shakur Biography). His Personality/Music had a huge influence on people of that time and even until today he is remembered as a legend. Surrounded by many Conspiracy theories on Tupac's Assassination, Some people even believe that he is still alive and might make a sudden come back sometime soon, but what has Tupac left behind....   [tags: music, rap music, teenagers]
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Emma Blair's Wild Strawberries - What realizations occur to Dr. Borg in Wild Strawberries as he drives from his house to Lund to receive his award. What does he learn from his dreams. Marianne, his daughter in law, who never liked him, accompanied him. On the way, they were chatting on various issues for instance why she never liked him and the misunderstanding between her and his son, Evald. She never liked him due to his nature as he was lonely man (Blair 26). His loneliness had also affected his son's perspective of life. Evald never liked children and had asked Marianne to get rid of it; this was influenced by his parents' marriage....   [tags: story analysis]
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To Addicted to Drugs - ... They had liked the high so much that they had kept going back to their dealer for more Oxycontin. So as Shanainae and Kevin are looking through their phones texting and calling everyone they can think of, everyone they talk to has nothing. Then Shanainae remembers the man she had met today while sweeping the hair up at the barber shop she works at. She had thought he was really handsome and very sweet. The man offered Shanainae his number, he also said if she needs any kind of drugs that he got it and for her to just give him a call....   [tags: mom, relationship, jealous, pills, dealer] 897 words
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XM Satellite Radio: An Innovation Beyond AM and FM Radio - XM Satellite Radio: An Innovation Beyond AM and FM Radio How much do you enjoy drinking a nice cold beverage, reclining in your most comfy chair, while listening to your favorite radio station. Music is a very important part of the average person's daily life. We wake up to music set on our alarm clocks, sing to music in the shower, listen to music while driving to work, and enjoy it throughout the rest of our day. Well sit back and get ready to experience Radio to the Power of X. We're talking about the new XM satellite radio....   [tags: Expository Argumentative Essays]
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Legal Commentary on Negligence - Legal Commentary on Negligence The article: General Motors has recalled 224,000 1998/1999 Cadillac Deville Sedans. As a result of a defective side impact sensor module, the vehicle's airbag may either unintentionally deploy or not deploy at all. To date, there have been 306 reports of the sensor malfunction. Of these, 61 of the incidents have resulted in minor injuries such as cuts and bruises. Deemed as "the responsive thing to do", General Motors started notifying owners of the vehicle by mail commencing Sept....   [tags: Papers] 1180 words
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General Motors Company - What kind of vehicle do you drive. Would it happen to be a Chevrolet. A Buick. How about a Cadillac. Or a GMC. All of these brands plus more are made by General Motors Company, or better known as GM. GM is the 2nd largest car manufacture in the world (General Motors Company, 2011). They have provided millions, if not more, vehicles to the world. Thanks to GM, many of the popular vehicle brands that are available, they have produced. You can understand how vital GM has been to the automotive world when you find out that “it was the world’s largest car maker from 1931 to 2008, when it was surpassed by Toyota” (Costantini)....   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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Prostitution: The Oldest Profession Known to Humanity - It was a calm evening, when Debbie received the life changing phone call from Bianca asking if she could come over to her house. She parked up outside Debbie’s house in a black Cadillac with two older men, Mark and Mathew, saying she could only stay a little while. Later in the evening, Debbie walked Bianca out, only to find herself tied up in the car seconds later. She was told that if she screamed or fidgeted she would be shot, so she sat still with her heart thumping in her chest. Hours later she was led to an apartment and opened her eyes to be greeted by her captors both pointing a gun at her....   [tags: sexual performance, sex workers] 539 words
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My First Visit to a Barbershop - Immediately I acknowledge that things were differently, this was not your conventional hair salon. It was widely divergent from most places I’ve been to. People didn’t just get their hair cuts, this is where they mingle. I struggled to find a parking spot in a tiny lot just off the highway; minutes went by as I sat in my car waiting for a parking spot. It was 6 minutes later, that a black Cadillac, with nice wheels and tint, backed out and I was finally able to park. The barbershop is located in an area too small to be considered a strip mall-and apparently too small to handle all of its customers' vehicles....   [tags: hair salons, beauty parlors, ] 593 words
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The Characteristics of My Strong Ego - Most people deem that having a strong ego is a bad thing. However, I feel that my ego is the greatest asset in my personality as an optimist. There is a combination of three characteristics that make up my optimism. They are my strong determination and tenacious will power, good strong work ethic, and my positive morals as a person. The mixture of these characteristics makes my strong ego, which in turn makes me an optimistic person. My strong determination and tenacious will power are demonstrated on a daily basis....   [tags: Personal Analysis] 559 words
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Always Be Closing - Always Be Closing Preceding the Play, David Mamet includes the phrase "Always Be Closing," and he titles it a "Practical Sales Maxim." In this essay, I will discuss how this philosophy not only applied to the sales attempts of the characters, but how it encompassed their entire approach to life. In the first dialogue of the play, Shelly Levene is speaking to John Williamson. He tells John, "All I am saying, that your wasting leads…All that I'm saying, things get set, I know they do, you get a mindset…A guy gets a reputation…All I'm saying, put a closer on the job…wait a second, put a proven man on the job." Shelly is talking about the fact that the good leads always go to the closers....   [tags: Essays Papers] 883 words
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In the three stories A Vendetta by Guy De Maupassant, Crackling Day - In the three stories A Vendetta by Guy De Maupassant, Crackling Day by world’s famous novelist Peter Abrahams and The Gold Cadillac written by Mildred Taylor the writers present different ideas of justice How writers present different ideas of justice in societies In the three stories “A Vendetta” by Guy De Maupassant, “Crackling Day” by world’s famous novelist Peter Abrahams and “The Gold Cadillac” written by Mildred Taylor the writers present different ideas of justice in the societies in which their stories are set....   [tags: English Literature]
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Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead - Suge Being Responsible for Tupac's Death and is Tupac Really Dead The world has always been filled with certain unknowns and conspiracies that keep people debating between whether or not these unknowns are fact or fiction. History has proved that there are several occurrences that have sprouted questions within the mind. Did we really land on the moon in 1969. Did an alien spacecraft crash in New Mexico. What is going on at Area 51. There is one conspiracy that continually demands answers, especially amongst teenagers....   [tags: Tupac Death Dying Shootings Singers Essays] 1295 words
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Ideas of Success and Failure Mamet Explores in Glengarry Glen Ross - Ideas of Success and Failure Mamet Explores in Glengarry Glen Ross Introduction ============ Mamet introduces us into a world of success and failure of salesmen in real estate, which in effect is a microcosm of the reality[MSOffice1] of the U.S.A. He presents a world in which the salesmen are dominated by the fact that they need to close the leads otherwise they lose their jobs. This is a world of corrupt values where people are prepared to tread on other's faces in order to help themselves....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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