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Arguments For and against Waiver - The process of transferring juveniles to adult courts has shown no effects on decreasing recidivism or a deterrent outcome. Waiver as it is known has three means by which a juvenile can be transferred to an adult court. Judicial waiver offenses, statutory exclusions, and concurrent jurisdiction are the three methods in which a waiver can occur. This research will describe each one of these methods with detail. It will also provide statistical facts showing why waiver can be a very debatable topic within the juvenile criminal justice system....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Case Against the Death Penalty - In the United States, since the 1970s there have been more than 1270 executions according to the death penalty information center (Fact Sheet), What’s alarming about that number, is the number of people who were condemned to be executed based on race, income and social status alone, targeting those that could not afford good legal counsel, and were appointed attorneys that were “inexperienced and had below appropriate professional standards” (Hessick 1069), which sealed the fate of those literally fighting for their lives, on the day of sentencing....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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The Case Against Monarchy - The Case Against Monarchy The idea that a monarchy is the ideal form of government is a fallacy. Al-Farabi and Aquinas’ ideas about government are wrong, and are filled with irreparable holes. In modern times, the idea of a monarchy has become counter-intuitive and counter-productive. A democratic republic paired with an educated and empowered middle-class is the solution to the quandary of how to create the perfect government. While the ideas of the Arabic philosophers are interesting, there ideas on the perfection of monocratic rule are outdated by both new technology and new ideas Al-Farabi says that, “what is intended by man's existence is that he attains supreme happiness (Bailey 285).” Al-Farabi’s fixation is on that of what makes up the ideal “virtuous city”....   [tags: Government]
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Violence and the Fight Against It - During a freedom march on May 29, 1964 in Canton, Mississippi a boy by the name of McKinley Hamilton was brutally beaten by police to the point of unconsciousness. One of the witnesses of this event, and the author of the autobiography which this paper is written in response to, was Anne (Essie Mae) Moody. This event was just one of a long line of violent experiences of Moody’s life; experiences that ranged from her own physical domestic abuse to emotional and psychological damage encountered daily in a racist, divided South....   [tags: Biography ]
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Argument Against Moral Relativism - Argument against moral relativism This paper will debate advantages and disadvantages of both moral relativism and deontology. I will argue against moral relativism by showing that deontology gives a better account of our moral intuitions than moral relativism. I will use examples from the film The Ballad of Narayam, and James Rachels’ “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism” to illustrate why moral relativism should be rejected, and deontology should be accepted. Moral Relativism Moral relativism takes the position that moral and/or ethical propositions do not reflect universal moral standards....   [tags: deontology, ethics, morality] 1570 words
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Argument Against Eating Meat - Argument Against Eating Meat Many people don’t believe think anything of what they eat or how it got there. But the harsh truth is the meat that you eat was once a living, breathing creature that had feeling and emotions. Maybe next time you order a steak or chicken nuggets you should think about the animals that went through extreme pain and conditions for you to eat. Not only is it inhumane to put animals through such pain, not eating meat and having a vegetarian lifestyle can have huge benefits to animals, the environment, and your health....   [tags: Vegetarianism, Persuasive, Argumentative] 436 words
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Vaccinating against H1N1 - As the flu season continues to draw closer, the fear of contracting the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as the swine flu, persists in spreading throughout the world. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2 million people nationwide have already been infected with the H1N1 virus, but families are still skeptical about the new H1N1 vaccine and refuse to take it. I believe the best way to prevent children and adults from the influenza is to receive the H1N1 vaccine....   [tags: Vaccinations, H1N1, USA,] 532 words
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Terrorism Against America - Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. Recently on September 11, 2001 a terrorist group calling themselves Al-Qadea, planned a coordinated attack. Thus high jacking four planes which were targeted at what some people call the heart of the United States, (Twin Towers, Pentagon, and another landed in PA). With this said we call these people terrorists. So many people died on 9/11 not for their country but for oil. The terrorist attack was motivated from the sheer dislike of the US being in the middle east using their oil for our own personal gain....   [tags: Terrorism] 567 words
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Discrimination Against Islamic Women - What is sexism. Does sexism even exist. These questions are commonly asked by students and adults alike since this particular topic has seemingly eluded the awareness of most. Sexism is frequently the discrimination of women and/or favoritism of men. It is astonishingly prevalent and incredibly real in society. For instance, sexism in Arabic, Islamic countries, such as Afghanistan, is rampant and, unfortunately, not under control. Extremists believe sexism is merely a figment of the accuser’s imagination and the extremist’s view their treatment of woman as a necessity and something that must be adhered to....   [tags: Social Issues]
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The Struggle Against Greed - The Struggle Against Greed The Pearl written by John Steinbeck is a parable centered around greed. The Pearl mostly takes place in a small fishing village on the Gulf of Mexico in Mexico. The main characters consist of a young family. Kino, the father, was a native fisherman, who was basically a happy man even through his poverty. Juana, Kino’s wife and the mother, was a very silent and obedient woman. Then there was Coyotito, the baby, he is the family first born and was treasured as much as a gold doubloon....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Arguments Against a Welfare State - America is the greatest nation in the world. That is a sentence that has been stated many times by many different people, for many different reasons. Whether those reasons are militarily related, based on global political influence, or even economically. However one reason that this statement is repeated over and over again is the fact that America is the “land of opportunity”, a place where anyone can come, work hard and make something of themselves. No matter your age, race, religion, gender or creed, in America you have the opportunity to make something better for yourself and your family....   [tags: Welfare System] 1501 words
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The Case Against Bullying in Schools - Turning on the news, I see a clip of two boys. The smaller of the two walks up to the other boy, a big boy, and punches him in the face. Finally, after much taunting, the older boy snaps, picks up his tormentor and throws him to the ground. Rewind to April 20 1999 and the tragedy of the Columbine school shooting. One of the two shooters, Eric Harris stated in his suicide note, “Your children, who have ridiculed me, who have chosen not to accept me, who have treated me like I am not worth their time, are dead.” Experts report that bullying is a serious and widespread problem which can lead to school shootings and suicide....   [tags: Violence ]
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The War Against the War - The two news articles I’ve picked, each representing differing perspectives and stances, displays the ongoing problem in the world in which there continues to be debates regarding the decision to go to war as a result to 9/11. These two articles each take an opposing stances to the other, one subtly supporting the war as a success, and one against the repercussions the war created. Although they’re both published during recent weeks, it is fascinating to see how the world is still divided amongst itself on this issue, an issue thought to have been solved when Obama was voted as the new president in 2008 (2008, 2009), who promised the end of the war (Mason, 2010)....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Surviving Against All Odds - A chance between life and death, that is survival, or maybe it is just to be alive or exist. Through many circumstances and major events in history survival has been tested. Through each circumstance something has occurred to help people or people have relied on something to survive. I investigated this through my questions: How does environment affect survival. Does the idea of survival change depending on different circumstances and how. What is the most important aspect to consider if you are trapped in a deadly situation....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Mountain Against the Sea - In Mountain against the Sea (2009), Salim Tamari investigates dichotomies that exist within the historical memory of Palestinian “modernity” prior to and during Zionist and British influences and how this has contributed to the separation from the social changes that were taking place in Ottoman Palestine at the turn of the twentieth century. Typical historical methodologies have used the Nakba as the defining moment of change within Palestinian societies. Tamari, on the other hand, moves beyond this essential methodology and explains how modernity and complex social changes were occurring in Ottoman Palestine even before 1917....   [tags: History, Zionist, British] 1486 words
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Battle Against Time in the Sonnets - In his Sonnets, Shakespeare explores the nature of time and different methods of overcoming the erasure that time causes. He identifies procreation through both reproduction and publication as the most successful agents for preservation. Shakespeare wastes no time revealing his preoccupation with the passing of time and its potential to erase both a person’s beauty and his or her legacy. Starting with Sonnet 1, he states his purpose in finding a way to combat time so “that thereby beauty’s rose might never die” (1)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 2650 words
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Discrimination against the Deaf Culture - The deaf community does not see their hearing impairment as a disability but as a culture which includes a history of discrimination, racial prejudice, and segregation. According to an online transcript,“Through Deaf Eyes” (Weta and Florentine films/Hott productions Inc., 2007) there are thirty-five million Americans that are hard of hearing. Out of the thirty-five million an estimated 300,000 people are completely deaf. There are ninety percent of deaf people who have hearing parents (Halpern, C., 1996)....   [tags: Disabilities, Civil Rights]
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Protecting Against Internet Activists - Internet activists are often times a section of people whom meet in the cyber world and collectively deny customers from accessing corporate web sites. The intention of these internet activists is often denial of service. While the intentions of ”traditional” hackers are not just denial of service but stealing valuable insider information and data, internet activists only try to disrupt service. Organizations these days should guard against cyber-attacks on their web sites by having a very structured security policy....   [tags: Technology, Political Activism] 1454 words
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Against Super PACs - The next presidential election will be one like no one has ever seen before in terms of campaign funding and expenses. Even now, the GOP Presidential Primary races are already showing signs of how money will not be an object for their presidential candidate. The seemingly limitless budget exists for these candidates thanks to the so-called Super PACs (Political Action Committees). These Super PACs are allowed to come up with independent financing for the presidential campaign, sans any budgetary ceilings....   [tags: Politics]
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A Case Against Interracial Adoption - Black children are disproportionately represented in the foster care system. In the most recent Statistical Abstract published in 2011 by the U.S. Census Bureau, Black children accounted for 15% of the U.S. child population in 2009. In contrast, Black children were at almost 30% of the total number of children in foster care for the same year according to the Department of Health and Human Services 2009 Foster Care report. In addition, there are not enough Black families available to adopt these children....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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Torture: Against Human Rights - ... Nonetheless, even if the criminal feels the worst pain and be killed, the lives of the many people cannot be returned. If someone does something immoral or illegal, they are still humans, and they cannot just be tortured. If they need to learn their lesson and have a consequence, then they should be left to rot in jail. In that case, they are not given the freedom that they want, but are still paying the consequences of their actions. In prison, it is like death with hope to still live and change their perspective in life....   [tags: pain, abuse, punishment, unconstitutional, cruel]
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Modern Feminism and Violence Against Women - The 20th century has seeing many progresses for women across the world. Prehistory showed that women could not vote, educational institution excluded them, and work outside the home was limited. Women today live longer and are more educated, enjoy more job opportunities, and earn a little higher salary. However, we still live in a world were society is run by religious laws, customs, and male dominances. These traditions and customs still limit women mobility and women are still regarded as subordinate to men and violence against women still exists despite having many strives in the 20th century....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Violence Against Women in South Africa - Located in the developing country, the Dominican Republic; the United Nations International Research and Training institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW), created by the United Nations in 1976 via recommendation of the First World Conference of Women. INSTRAW is an inter-governmental organization (IGO) whose mission is: “devoted to research, training and knowledge management in partnership with governments, the United Nations System, civil society and academia to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.” INSTRAW accomplishes their mission by undertaking action-oriented research from a gender perspective that has a concrete impact on policies, programs and projects....   [tags: women's studies, african studies, gender inequalit]
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International Violence Against Women Act - In his compelling article, “One Girl’s Courage,” Nicholas D. Kristof exemplifies the importance of the International Violence Against Women Act through an anecdote about a rape victim in Sierra Leone. The act, brought on by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee headed by Hillary Clinton, would offer aid to victims of rape, domestic violence, honor killings and acid attacks, provide education to girls about the violence and enforce harsher punishment for attackers, both domestic and foreign. Kristof closely follows the account of one specific girl who decided to speak up against her attacker, only to be shut down by the legal system....   [tags: Article Analysis ] 1175 words
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Violence Against Women Act of 1994 - For centuries domestic violence has been perceived as a private matter private of which the government has not been concerned about nor was it considered the government’s business to intervene on behalf of a battered spouse. The unlawful nature of this failure for state or federal government intervention against this crime contributed to the systematic abuse of women in the family. The traditions, customs, and common law found in both British and American societies continued right up until the last decade of the 20th century and left the battered wives and very frequently, her children, at the mercy of the husband....   [tags: Domestic Violence] 1375 words
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Capital Punishment is Murder - American history is replete with examples of brutality and foolishness that will forever blot the American conscience. Early in this century, Sacco and Vanzetti were railroaded for a murder of which they were almost certainly innocent. The trial was a farce, and the verdict was a more a result of bias against Italians than of the evidence. Their lives were forfeit. Later in the century, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were tried for conspiracy to commit espionage. Despite questionable evidence and even more questionable conduct on the part of prosecuting attorneys and government agencies, they were convicted; the verdict was a statement of public hysteria and fear of Communism....   [tags: Against Death Penalty Essays] 1748 words
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Arguments against Physician-assisted suicide - The United States is a nation founded on freedoms and liberties, giving each citizen the ability to make their own life decisions. This freedom includes all aspects of one’s life, including medical care. With freedom comes responsibility, and this is true in terms of physician-assisted suicide. The ongoing struggle between those in favor and those opposed to this subject has ravaged the medical field, bringing into question what is morally and ethically right. The fact of the matter is that physician-assisted suicide is neither morally nor ethically acceptable under any circumstance....   [tags: Healthcare, Ethics]
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Three Reasons Against Gun Control - A controversial subject in America today is gun control; should there be or should there not be. I do not know the answer to this question, but I do have an opinion as most citizen of our country. All trough our history guns have been used for the good of the people, and on the other hand, they have been used for the not so good of the people; however, as with most things there is a good use and a bad use. I believe the good uses out weigh the bad uses in this case. In this essay I am going to discuss three reasons I am against gun control: one being it is our constitutional right to bear arms, two every citizen should have the right to protect themselves, their family, and their property, and three for conservation purposes hunting must be permitted, and to hunt guns are a necessity....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays] 649 words
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The Age of Enlightenment and Rebellion against Authority - The Age of Enlightenment saw many great changes in Western Europe. It was an age of reason and philosophes. During this age, changes the likes of which had not been seen since ancient times took place. Such change affected evert pore of Western European society. Many might argue that the Enlightenment really did not bring any real change, however, there exists and overwhelming amount of facts which prove, without question, that the spirit of the Enlightenment was one of change-specifically change which went against the previous teachings of the Catholic Church....   [tags: Age of Enlightenment, history, religion, ] 1011 words
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The War Against Terrorism: The Taliban in Afghanistan - Since 1996, the Taliban has created an environment of terror and disorder within the country of Afghanistan. Although terrorists within Afghanistan and of the Islam religion believe that they are justified in their actions, it is made clearly apparent that Terrorism must be stopped altogether. Defining the Issue Terrorism is translated to mean ‘army in the shadows’ and is defined as the threat or use of violence to win certain rewards or goals ( Dictionary.com, 2010). The earliest known Terrorist organization similar to those of today was the Zealots of Judea, formed when fanatics of the Jewish faith revolted against the of the Roman oppression....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror]
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Targeted Killings in the Fight Against Terrorism - Introduction Just ten years ago the United States publically condemned Israel’s use of targeted killings against Palestinian terrorists. Martin S. Indyk, the former American ambassador to Israel, said in a statement on 5 July 2001, '‘The United States government is very clearly on the record as against targeted assassinations…they are extrajudicial killings, and we do not support that.’' However, after September 11th, the US makes frequent use of the controversial tactic in the global war on terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Allegations Against The Kosovo Liberation Army - ... Scientifically it is known that the transplant of an organ must be done within some hours of its removal and it includes a sophisticated system, like specialized doctors, special planes, helicopters etc., while the book claims that they were first transported to Tirana by truck and then by plane to Western countries, which makes it indeed unfeasible to happen. After the war and many years of recovery, Kosovo is not living any peaceful day. Prosecutors and people demanding justice, performing their job or pretending to do so, are causing more injuries than lighting the dark sides of the war....   [tags: Dick Marty and Carla Del Ponte] 1197 words
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Candide: Voltaire against Leibniz’ Optimism? - Candide: Voltaire against Leibniz’ Optimism. François-Marie Arouet, better known under his pen name Voltaire, was one of the leading philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment. He is considered the epitome of the eighteenth century, which has been named le siècle de Voltaire. His philosophical novel or conte, Candide, was published in 1759 and remains one of his most well known and widely read of his works—particularly for the English reader. In one part of his Columbia dissertation “Voltaire and Leibniz,” Richard A....   [tags: Philosophy]
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Argument Against Native Sovereignty in Canda - Missing Works Cited This paper supports Thomas Flanagan's argument against Native sovereignty in Canada; through an evaluation of the meanings of sovereignty it is clear that Native sovereignty can not coexist with Canadian sovereignty. Flanagan outlines two main interpretations of sovereignty. Through an analysis of these ideas it is clear that Native Sovereignty in Canada can not coexist with Canadian sovereignty....   [tags: Canadian Politics, Thomas Flanagan] 2281 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Laws Against Defamation - During the history defamation has developed in two ways; slander and libel. The law leading slander focused on oral statements and libel on written ones. By the 1500 English printers had to be licensed and had to be linked to the government as by that time it was believed that written word had possibility to give a risk to political strength. However when the times passed the law progressed and these days freedom of expression is a foundation of democratic rights and freedoms therefore freedom of speech is necessary in making possible democracy to work and community involvement in decision-making....   [tags: Media, Ethics]
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The Case against Coldplay, by John Pareles - ... He completely annihilates opposition by candidly stating every point that opposes his argument. In the very first paragraph he states that he is neither opposed to lyrics of “self-pity” (281) or of those that show “male-sensitivity” (281). He even goes as far as to assert that Coldplay is beyond a doubt musically gifted. He states that “The band proffers melodies as imposing as Romanesque architecture, solid and symmetrical” (282). The honesty Pareles shows in assessing the grand musical talent of Coldplay keeps Pareles in the borders of the critical and not fanatical, as he does not challenge Coldplay’s claim to fame....   [tags: Analysis, New York Times]
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The Fight Against Segregation and Racial Discrimination - ... The purposes of these direct actions were not to create tension in the society, but to bring out the painful experience of the Black Americans to the surface which was hidden in the American society from a long time. The nonviolent direct action programs foster the White community to negotiate which has constantly refused to confront this issue of racial discrimination. As Martin Luther King explains, “past promises have been broken by the politicians and merchants of Birmingham and now is the time to fulfill the natural right of all people to be treated equal” (King)....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr.]
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The Battle Against Cancer is Helped by Mammorgraphy - Cancer is one of the most lethal diseases that greatly contributes to the death toll of millions people around the globe, especially breast cancer. However, as technologies are being modernized, humans took a major step forward in the battle against cancer by inventing mammography. In the past few years, mammograms helped save countless women’s lives, and consequently, it’s currently one of the leading research programs that attracts attention of many scientists. Basically, breast cancer happens when the amount of cells growth exceeds the amount of cells which die....   [tags: cancer, mammography, mammograms, ] 563 words
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Prejudice against Muslims and Islamic Fundamentalism - Ever since September 11, 2001 Americans along with the majority of the world’s population have been skeptical of Muslims. It’s a sad reality but it’s hard for people to think of a Muslim without linking them directly to terrorism. But these assumptions aren’t totally out of the blue—the Muslim’s religion, Islam, teaches a low tolerance for other religions and the Islamic government has no separation of church and state, so it’s only normal to assume that their government shall have a low tolerance as well—some however, immediately translate this into terrorism....   [tags: Prejudice, Muslims, Islamic Fundamentalism, terror] 1122 words
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Searle’s Argument against Free Will - Searle’s argument is one against humans having free will. The conclusion comes from his view on determinism and his view on substances. His view on substances is a materialist one. To him, the entire world is composed of material substances. All occurrences can be explained by these materials. This is a view that is very attuned with (accepting) determinism. Determinism states that necessary causes must be for the occurrence to be. This deterministic cause and effect relationship is apparent in the physical world....   [tags: Philosophy] 1849 words
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The Pride of Men, Their Prejudice Against Women - The society of the ancient Greeks in The Odyssey, by Homer, is different than the one that we know today. The currency, transportation, and technology were all different. Another part of society that was also different was gender roles. For instance, women were bound to the home and men were able to do pretty much anything they pleased. Double standards arose—a man could travel by himself and be praised for getting to see the world, while a woman who did the same was berated and reckoned by others as a vixen....   [tags: Women's Rights] 818 words
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Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds - Title Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds Introduction The issue that I have decided to address is welfare abuse. I propose that due to the government’s lack of foresight, welfare recipients have been cashing EBT benefits at ATM machines in California casino’s. Research question: Can something be done to ensure that welfare benefits will be used as intended by the recipients. Readers: Mainly Californian tax payers, but in a broader sense it could be anyone who is concerned about the welfare system, including recipients....   [tags: Welfare]
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The Argument Against Nozick's 'Distributive Justice - Argument Against Nozick’s Distributive Justice Robert Nozick argues in his Entitlement Theory that there are three main topics in the justice of holdings: the acquisition of ‘un-held things’, the transfer of holdings, and the rectification of injustice in holdings.1 Nozick’s theory of what makes a transfer of holdings ‘just’ should be rejected for two key reasons and the rectification of injustice of holdings should be rejected for two key reasons. Robert Nozick declares a transfer of holdings just if the exchange is voluntary and if the holding being exchanged was originally acquired by just means.2 The first key point of this argument that should be rejected is the fact that the grounds for a ‘just’ transfer of holdings relies solely on whether or not the exchange was voluntary by both parties....   [tags: Law]
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Arguments for and against government regulation of Marijuana - Marijuana is a controversial drug that has been up for debate for its legalization ever since it was considered contraband in the 1920's. (Citation needed) It grows from the Cannabis plant and contains a chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannibol, or otherwise commonly known as "THC". This chemical has been clinically proven to show that it alters the consciousness of a person when introduced orally via digestion, or through absorbed through respiration. (Citation needed) Some would say that it is the "gateway drug", in that it leads to the usage of other, more dangerous drugs, and that it should not be made legal....   [tags: Drug Control] 1925 words
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Who Are We Really Fighting Against? - ... These continuous descriptions reveal not only the physical damage of the man he killed but also the damage to it did to O’Brien psychologically. He is trying to organize everything together—to make sense of it, but he loses control. Just like O’Brien the reader can’t escape his stream of consciousness. The repetition wears the reader out, and even becomes a burden as if the reader reliving the murder of the man with O’Brien. His repeated descriptions of the man’s missing eye as a “star-shaped hole” accentuates the cost of honor and the question of its worth....   [tags: Tim O'Brien, War, Killing] 1042 words
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The Case Against Perfection by Michael Sandel - ... Everything a person did would ultimately be the accomplishment of excellent genetic engineering, rather than an accomplishment of the person themselves. Not only does society loose its ability to earn an accomplishment, but appreciation for natural gifts is also lost. Sandel took a theological approach in arguing that those bound for greatness could never realize the fruits of their nature. If natural greatness was overshadowed by genetic enhancements, then natural abilities, be them God given or astounding products of evolution and biological inheritance, could never be appreciated for the spectacles they are....   [tags: ethics, biotechnology, genetic engineering]
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Establishing Power, Control and Authority Through Domestic Violence - Domestic violence can affect anyone. Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another through emotional attack, fear, and intimidation. Domestic violence or battering, often, includes the threat or use of violence; this violence is a crime. Battering occurs when one person believes he/she is entitled to control another. Domestic violence affects people in all social, economic, racial, religious, and ethnic groups; whether the couple is married, divorced, living together, or still dating....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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Euthanasia is Morally Wrong - ... Normally; it is in human beings’ own self-interest, to stay alive for as long as possible. Death is irreversible and ultimate (Williams 21). Therefore, euthanasia denies human beings the right to stay alive, by working against their self-interest. For example a doctor may make some errors in the diagnosis of a disease and its prognosis that will give inaccurate results concerning the state of the disease. In case they judge the patient using these result and go ahead to propose euthanasia to him, then a person who would have lived will be by mistake....   [tags: Against Euthanasia ]
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Euthanasia is Morally Wrong - The matter of euthanasia continues to be a contentious issue within today’s society. Over the past years, there have been a slew of debates that have tried to justify the practice of assisted suicide, otherwise known as euthanasia. Gallup’s survey in 2007 served to illustrate this fact by showing that over 75 percent of Americans believe that euthanasia should be permitted. However, what Americans have failed to discern is that legalizing any form of euthanasia goes against the sanctity of life and will result in no limitations to the justifications of why it is being performed....   [tags: Against Euthanasia ]
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Against The Privacy Of Aids - Last October, the case of Nushawn Williams hit the front pages. He is believed to have infected at least 13 girls and women in Jamestown, New York, with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. His name and face appeared all over the media, shredding the accepted norm of keeping HIV status confidential. In breaking this tradition, public health officials sought to identify and reach the young women he may have infected. Due to this breaking of the silence and reporting the name of the person with this infectious disease at least some women had a greater chance of living because they found out about the virus at an early state....   [tags: essays research papers] 725 words
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Spousal Testamony against an accused - Dating back to the 16th century, spouses were not deemed to be competent to testify evidence against their spouse. The reasons were a lot simpler than they are today. Anyone with a perceived interest in litigation was deemed to be biased and therefore unfit to testify. Under common law spouses are considered to be one and the same. Since the 16th century the issue of spouse’s and their ability to give evidence against their partners has become more and more complicated. Modern day courts rely more on preserving the sanctity of the marriage than preserving the incompetence standard....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Tribune against Measure Q - The Tribune against Measure Q The Tribune posted an editorial stating their opposition to Measure Q on Saturday, October 16th, 2004. It describes the debate over the measure “boiling down to one sentence: ‘It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically engineered organisms in San Luis Obispo County.” The Tribune claims that “Measure Q is a poorly written ordinance with unintended consequences of banning research on life-saving medicines.” It begins with an effective strategy of stating arguments of the proponents and responding to each, but continues with an unconvincing list of reasons to vote against Measure Q and a conclusion that weakly ties the article together....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Media Violence Against Women - Media Violence Against Women       In the United States, as well as throughout the majority of the world, people are bombarded with information on a daily basis.  The majority of the information that it seen or heard is a direct result of someone  aiming the information at the masses.  Whether it is a company that would like us to buy it's product, or a newspaper that would have us believe a certain "fact" that they are reporting, someone has decided how the information will be presented.  This notion brings me to the issue of how our society perpetuates violence against women through the use of the media and television shows.  I would argue that, because we are socialized on a daily basis to believe certain ideas, this same process contributes to the violence aimed toward women.  This encompasses the concept that impressionable young men may remain unaware of the impact of this violence by the omission of certain facts from news articles.  It is also important to  see how the media contributes to the way in which the abused women see their role in the "creation" of this violence.  Furthermore, I would reason that these media outlets create a certain type of apathy in our society that has caused many people to either blame the victim, or just turn their heads and consider domestic violence a "family" problem, thus ignoring the legal ramifications altogether....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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