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White Collar Crimes: Are Tobacco Companies Responsible? - According to the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, it stated that the nicotine in smoking cigarettes can be very dangerous, damaging to the human body. It’s known that smoking can cause chronic lung disease, coronary heart disease and stroke. In addition, smoking also causes cancer of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, mouth, and bladder. Smoking tobacco products is also known to contribute to cancer of cervix, pancreas and kidneys. People that don’t smoke tobacco products can also be harmed by second hand smoke....   [tags: Crimes, criminal justice, tobacco, ]
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Victims of Haiti - It affected 3,000,000 people, left 1,000,000 homeless, injured 250,000 people, and took the precious lives of 170,000 innocent victims. The reason for such a disaster may never be fully understood, but other conclusions can be made by analyzing the information that we are able to attain. These victims of Haiti are in need of help, and will be for a long time. The victims of the earthquake in Haiti are dealing with several catastrophic effects including physical damage and economic troubles; however, they are also benefiting from one positive effect: the help from the world around them, coming together to as one to assist those in need....   [tags: Natural Disaster] 691 words
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The Runaway Jury - The Runaway Jury John Grisham is known for writing fiction books on legal issues. John Grisham is also one of my favorite authors. My favorite book of his is The Runaway Jury. I have read The Runaway Jury many times. When I read The Runaway Jury again for this assignment I focused on the legal issues, and I now have a new perspective on the issues portrayed in this book. The issues I focused on was selecting an impartial jury and showing what unethical behavior leads to in law. The Runaway Jury follows the case of Celeste Wood, the widow of Jacob Wood, who has died from lung cancer after years of smoking three packs a day, versus Pynex, one of the Big Four tobacco companies in the United States....   [tags: Literature Review] 513 words
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis: Inflated Housing Prices - The word “foreclosure” wasn't in my vocabulary until about three years ago. To be really honest, other than seeing it written on real estate signs, I never even thought about it. Then my parents began discussing the real estate crisis at the dinner table. The word “foreclosure” became suddenly more familiar. Unfortunately, so did the words “short sale” and “bankruptcy”. But what options does the the homeowner who faces loosing their home have. How can the federal government or financial institutions help....   [tags: Foreclosures,] 1087 words
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Wrigley Field: Past and Present - Blocks away from Lake Michigan on the corner of Clark and Addison, Wrigley Field is the center of a bustling community of diehard Cub fans. Wrigley field was built in 1914 and can hold up to 41,000 spectators. Outside the ballpark on any given game day there are beer-guzzling, hotdog eating fans around the park and in surrounding neighborhoods. Wrigley Field has been the center of baseball for the north side of Chicago and will be for many years in the future. Wrigley Field was built in 1914....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Tort System Reform - Tort Reform According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, “The tort system is truly broken and in bad need of repair.” Tort cases are becoming an extremely common fight in the nation’s legal system. Since 1986, 38 of the 50 United States have adopted some sort of tort reform. However, with the many flaws of the tort system today, the suffering American economy will continue to fall behind if the American public does not insist on fighting for justice in the legal system....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Problems With American Democracy - More than two-hundred years ago, thirteen young nations defeated a tyrant thousands of miles away. The prize for such a victory was self-government. For the first time in human history, a nation had handed over supreme executive power to the masses. Exercising this power has become a hallmark of being an American. Even today it is thought of as one of the most patriotic acts one can undertake. The thought of a nation run by popular vote is a comfortable enough idea, but in the case of the United States, a self-governed population threatens to destroy itself and possibly the world through wasteful spending, unregulated pursuit of profits, and a blotted military budget....   [tags: american government, american politics] 1019 words
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Using the Bankruptcy Process to Solve the Foreclosure Crisis - The scourge of foreclosure has already affected millions of Americans, and the fear of losing one's home looms over millions more. President Obama's "Making Home Affordable" program has been a step in the right direction insofar as it encourages homeowners to work with their lenders to modify their mortgage loans. These modifications have helped borrowers by allowing them to keep their homes, and they have helped lenders by allowing them to receive more money than they would typically receive in the auctions sale which almost always inevitably follows a foreclosure....   [tags: Foreclosures, Bankruptcy,] 2573 words
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The Wealth of a Country and Education - The connections among wealth and poverty, housing and education and war and crime are apparent when looking at the data provided from the Atlas of the Real World. The wealth of a country is a key factor in the success of the education system. If a country can afford to maintain and develop their education system, the people will benefit. It is crucial to understand the general statistics of each: wealth and poverty; housing and education; and war and crime before analyzing how each connects with the other....   [tags: Education ]
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Illegal Immigration Costs The Tax Payers Billions! - In an extensive research analysis of money dispersed to illegal immigrants in the United States, it has been found that tax payers money is accounted for about $100 billion dollars in funding for illegal immigrants. According to FAIR, “The $113 billion in outlays for services and benefits to illegal aliens and their families represents an average cost to native-headed households of $1,117 a year. Because the burdens of illegal immigration are not evenly distributed, the costs are much higher in states with large alien population” (Fair, 2010)....   [tags: illegal immigrants, financial] 749 words
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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent - ... 43.5% of substance abuse offenders incarcerated for minor drug-related charges return to jail or prison within a year of release, while the recidivism rate for alternative-sentencing graduates is only 16.4% (Florida. Supreme 10). From a purely financial point of view, the decision to continue decreasing funding to alternative-sentencing programs, choosing instead to funnel minor offenders through the traditional judicial methods, is extremely short-sighted and negligent on the part of state lawmakers....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent - ... Supreme 10). From a purely financial point of view, the decision to continue decreasing funding to alternative-sentencing programs, choosing instead to funnel minor offenders through the traditional judicial methods, is extremely short-sighted and negligent on the part of state lawmakers. Each dollar invested into alternative-sentencing programs saves the state $59.83 over the course of the year in avoided legal fees and incarceration costs (Miami 29). The ancillary costs of incarceration for minor substance-abuse offences are staggering....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Aids - AIDS Unprotected sex, dirty needles,pills!. Now that I have your attention, today I’ll be talking to you about the causes and effects on how you can contract this deadly virus. But first let me start by explaining what Aids/HIV really is and what it does to you once you have contracted the Aids virus. Aids/Aids lowers your immune systems ability to produce the white blood cells and antibodies that protect you from colds, infections, etc. Lowered immunity makes a person vulnerable to attacks from different types of viruses....   [tags: essays research papers] 553 words
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Article Review (entertainment) - “On the Money”, an article written by Allison Hope Weiner, is a brief article written as an effort to help explain the controversy surrounding the celebrity telethon that was held almost three months ago. The telethon, America: A Tribute to Heroes, ended up receiving donations totaling an estimated one hundred and fifty million dollars all put into a fund overseen by the United Way, called the September 11th Fund. This fund has received over three hundred and forty million dollars all from donators....   [tags: essays research papers] 699 words
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Capital Punishment - Capital punishment is an act of executing, killing, or putting one to death for committing hideous crimes. In the state of Georgia, crimes such as treason, murder, and aircraft high jacking, can cause conviction of the death penalty. Race, wrongful convictions, and the costs of executions are some of the controversial issues surrounding capital punishment. Race plays an important role when determining the death penalty. In a study conducted by the General Accounting Office found that 82% of the population who murdered Caucasians is more likely to be convicted than those who murdered African Americans....   [tags: essays research papers] 589 words
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Foreign Aid - Foreign Aid The United States of America is a wealthy nation. We are also a nation that reaches out to the poverty-stricken world, lending financial aid in ridiculous amounts to these shambled countries. The burning question of the moment is: how effect is our foreign aid, and what can we do to improve its efficiency. The answer is quite a difficult one, if it even exists at all. Foreign aid has been lent to these broken countries for over half of a century. Billions of dollars has been poured into this defunct outlet, with nothing really to show for it....   [tags: essays research papers] 558 words
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Insurance Fraud - Insurance Fraud Insurance Fraud is becoming one of the top forms of fraud in America. Martin Frankel owned several mansions, luxury cars, and diamonds. He lived a life of complete luxury. A life of luxury that was paid for with money stolen through insurance fraud. Martin Frankel is one of the major contributors to insurance fraud. He constructed a scheme to embezzle over 200 million dollars from insurance companies in several states across the U.S. He began his first minor case of insurance fraud in 1986 and was not convicted until 2002 for insurance fraud, racketeering, and money laundering....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Web-Based Training Verses Instructor-Led Training - Web-Based Training Verses In my department, we offer two types of training for automotive dealers. The first type is our Web-Based Training (WBT), and the second is Instructor-Led Training (ILT). These training courses have many similarities, such as learning objectives, total content, layout, structure and flow. They differ, however, in how each course is delivered, when the learning takes place, and the cost of the training. One of the similarities between WBT and ILT is the learning objectives....   [tags: essays research papers] 604 words
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Civic Election - Civic Election On November 16, 2002, many British Columbians will head to the voting booth for the civic election. The question is, whom will they vote for. Will it be Larry Campbell, the leader of the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE). Valerie Maclean, leader of the Vancouver Civic Action TEAM (VCA). Or Jennifer Clarke, leader of the Non-Partisan Association (NPA). Conservative Larry Campbell will this year lead a party whose focus is environmental issues. Campbell, along with his party would like to develop Vancouver's economy, reduce energy consumption, and address climate change....   [tags: Papers] 482 words
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Andrew Carnegie - Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie life was a true rags to riches story. He started out as a poor Scottish immigrant whose first job paid $1.20 per week. He worked his way up to being a multimillionaire while he was still in his thirties. Carnegie is not just known for making money, but he mainly known for giving his fortune. Andrew’s early live in Scotland was dramatically changed by the Industrial Revolution. His father was a textile worker, Who lost his job when the power looms were able to produce cloth cheaper and faster than weavers....   [tags: Papers] 366 words
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Football is a Waste of Time and Money - Football is a Waste of Time and Money Many people enjoy watching or playing the game called football. However, there are many people that think football is just a waste of time and money. I, for instance, am one of those people. Whether it is just hometown high school football, College football or even NFL football I think that football is an awful representation of athletic ability. There are many cons including the physical effect that it has on the players, the amount of money that is spent on the players, and the message that it is sending to children....   [tags: Papers] 406 words
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The Need for World Development - The Need for World Development There is a need for world development because the countries known as Less Developed Countries are still poverty stricken because of Global Inequality. This means that the wealth and the resources amongst the worlds population is not evenly spread meaning that the average Bangladeshi has a GDP of $160 a year whereas an average Briton has a GDP of $8460. The worrying thing is that this Gap between the rich and the poor is increasing not decreasing....   [tags: Papers] 402 words
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Prostitution Should be Legalized - During the 1700s, New York and Boston women began soliciting their bodies to soldiers stationed in the large cities. These women were mostly European immigrants who were looking for money to support themselves. Prostitution rose in these cities due to rapid urbanization, and an expansion of the male population. So, you may be thinking, “prostitution is illegal and evil, right?” Well, you are correct, but in my opinion, only by the standards of which you have been living in, which is that prostitution is illegal, and therefore, “risky business.” In my hometown of Elko, Nevada, population thirty-five thousand, prostitution is legal....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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Gabon - Gabon ECONOMY Gabon has a PCI (per capita income) that is two to four times greater than that of most sub-Saharan African nations. The average income in Gabon is about $6,400 compared to the $1,200 of some other countries. The higher PCI has helped in the decline of extreme poverty but because of a high income inequality many families still remain poor. High income inequality makes it hard for families to move up in society, they remain where they are at. In 1992 there fiscal deficit widened to 2.4% of there GDP and they did not settle the arrears on the bilateral debt which lead to the cancellation of all the official and private creditors....   [tags: essays papers]
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finance - -Todays international financial system is private with only marginal official participation. Showdown between government and banks during currency crisis of 1972. ?Smithsonian Agreement ,. allowed greater flexibility in currency values. In the 70?s U.S firms weren?t even loyal to the dollar. Sophisticated speculation playing a major role in international finance. Everyone is trying to cash in on exchange fluctuations ?leads and lags.. (I say why not) Central banks are big losers: their intervention, and inflow of dollars was so large that it was inflationary....   [tags: essays research papers] 413 words
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Shopaholics - Compulsive shoppers, or shopaholics, have in recent years been spotlighted on television programs and women’s magazines. They have become topics of conversation in the realm of pop psychology. While the media sometimes uses the term loosely or in an off-handed manner, a true shopaholic shops out of compulsion, making purchases long after they are over their heads in debt, shopping when they are feeling emotionally distressed and they do not shop because they merely enjoy it. Without a doubt, we live in a very “spend-happy” society....   [tags: essays research papers] 431 words
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My Super Sweet Sixteen - My Super Sweet Sixteen “But mom, this dress is only seven thousand, three hundred and fifty dollars. It’s Louis Vutton, you know that’s a great deal.” In the long run, Sophie ended up with the wallet-denting designer outfit and didn’t even have to lift a finger. Instead of purchasing the Louis Vutton gown, her family decided upon the nine thousand dollar Chanel outfit. After cussing out the body guards for letting the “social rejects” in, her celebration had merely begun. She had pulled up to the most popular night club in the city (her family managed to rent for the night) in a Cinderella carriage for an unforgettable entrance....   [tags: Sweet 16 consumption Society Essays] 419 words
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Critiquing Dr. Satel - Critiquing Dr. Satel Dr. Sally L. Satel is a psychiatrist who works in a methadone clinic in Washington and specializes in drug-addiction. She wrote an article, For Addicts, Force is the Best Medicine, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 6, 1998. In the article she claims that legal sanctions either imposed or threatened may provide the leverage needed to keep addicts alive and in treatment. Dr. Satel does not believe that a drug addict is someone who suffers from a chronic illness or a brain disease, rather it is someone whose behavior can be influenced by meaningful consequences....   [tags: Papers] 359 words
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The Success of Lillian Vernon's Mail Order Business - The Success of Lillian Vernon's Mail Order Business It all began with black and white in 1951. Today, nearly 45 years later, the mail order business of Lillian Vernon has swept the mail order market and maintained a financial foothold where others could not. Lillian Hochberg (now known as Lillian Vernon) started her business at her Lillian's motivation was to supplement her husband's then $150 dollar a week income by working from her home. She could be homemaker and help with the finances too....   [tags: Business]
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Bob Dole: A Race To The Top - Bob Dole: A Race to the Top People understand they can't get all these tax cuts, protect their favorite programs, and balance the budget," says Susan Tanaka speaking on the promises made by presidential candidate Bob Dole to the American public (Gibbs 1996). Bob Dole proposed his tax cut package on Aug. 5, 1996 hoping to entice the public into voting for him in the 1996 presidential elections. Dole focuses his proposal towards social conservatives and supply siders believing he will give them their link to growth-oriented tax cuts which will amount to 551 billion dollars over the next six years (Rubin 1996)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1316 words
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Governements Bureaucratic Half-witted Laws - Governement's Bureaucratic Half-Witted Laws Todays big government is a typical display of bureaucracy in its most creative state. Due to the enormous bureaucracy within todays state governments, many laws have been passed through legislation that really didn't need to be passed. These laws are a display of the way government likes to show power over the people using legal suppression. Governments have created laws governing almost anything that the people do as an act of blatant suppression, even if the laws my never be able to be unforced....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Harborco Analysis - Harborco Analysis The Situation As the lone representative of Harborco, I was thrust into a 15 on 1 situation in the board room. I knew that though I held much power in the case, it was imperative to make sure the groups did not side together against me. I began simply by discussing the importance of the project and how I wish to gain everyone's support. I focused on the least powerful groups at first, awarding them small victories in order to gain support. With a small group of allies in my corner, I began negotiation with Daniel Kim who represented the FED....   [tags: Negotiation Business Case Study, solution] 1187 words
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The Dangers of Oxycontin - I had a very close friend; his name is Jeremy. He is only twenty-six years old. His life is fading fast. He had a home, a family, a long time girlfriend and a four year old son. Jeremy’s mom, brothers, aunts and uncles are all losing touch with him. He had a great job with insurance, benefits and job security. He was fired a few months ago. He has sold his car, personal items, furniture and things you wouldn’t even imagine for fast cash. Jeremy begs and barrows money from what family and friends he has left to only end the relationship with them because he knows he will never pay them back....   [tags: essays research papers] 955 words
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recommendation essay - Dear NCAA Executive Committee, My name is David Brown and I am the starting quarterback for the Nittany Lions here a Penn State University. I am writing to you on behalf of my fellow intercollegiate athletes, because I feel as though we are being used. Each year my Penn State teammates and I, as well as other high-profile college teams generate millions of dollars in revenue, yet we do not get paid for our services. Millions of dollars are made every year from food, drinks, tickets, and merchandise sales because of our strenuous work, not to mention the billions of dollars made from selling TV rights to our games to major networks....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Economy - The Economy Economic Factors: Interest Rates: An interest rate is the rate of increase over time of a bank deposit Inflation: Inflation is persistent increase in the level of consumer prices or persistent decline in the purchasing power of money. Exchange Rates: The exchange rate is the price of one currency when traded with another. For Example, £1 will approximately buy the following at a given point in time: 1.50 Euros 2.70 Australian Dollars 1.60 US Dollars Impact of changes on WFP: Rising interest rates: Rising Interest Rates will work to the disadvantage of West Ferry Printers....   [tags: Economics] 753 words
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President Bush's Budget Plan for Fiscal Year 2003 - President Bush's Budget Plan for Fiscal Year 2003 President Bush’s budget plan for fiscal year 2003 proposes to spend 8.8 billion dollars for transportation security, or roughly 15% of the Transportation Department’s total 59.3 billion dollar budget. The plan calls for $4.8 billion dollars to be spent by the newly created Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the aviation section. The money is earmarked for passenger and baggage screening operations. John Mcgraw, a TSA Administrator, reported to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation that aviation needs remain a top priority in the wake of Sept....   [tags: Papers] 785 words
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A Raisin In The Sun - A Raisin In The Sun Poverty doesn't have to effect the people's personalities that I consumes like most of the Youngers. Mama, Ruth, and Beneatha did not let being poor make them envy any one who had money. Walter on the other hand was sick of the way he and his family had to live. He was fed-up and was desperate to make money any way he could think of for his family. " You see, this little liquor store we got in mind cost seventy-five thousand and we figured the initial investment on the place be bout thirty thousand....   [tags: Lorraine Hansberry] 951 words
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Macroeconomic Impact - Running head: Macroeconomic Impact Introduction Economics primarily focuses on how laws and government policies impact the economy. Much of this looks at taxes specifically and more generally the public finance, which includes the spending and borrowing the government does. The root word of economics is economy. Economy comes from the Greek oikos - home and nomos - managing. (Dkosopedia, 2006) Economy can be described as the current soundness of financial indicators such as jobs and job growth, economic productivity and output, and can also be measured by a vast range of other factors such as the trade deficit, national debt, GDP, and unemployment rates....   [tags: Economics] 1607 words
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The Management Failure Of Tyco International - The Management Failure of Tyco International Tyco International was founded by Edward Breen in 1960 (Wikipedia, 2007). According to Wikipedia, (2007), Tyco International’s operational headquarters is located in Princeton, New Jersey, and employs 247,900 employees. Dennis Kozlowski became the CEO in 1992, leading with aggressiveness acquiring several other companies into the organization (Wikipedia, 2007). In 1999, after a stock split, rumors began to spread about Tyco’s accounting habits....   [tags: Business Management Analysis] 1205 words
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Capitalism and the Common Man - Capitalism and the Common Man There are some arguments, having a faint measure of plausibility, that have served politicians, charlatans and assorted do-gooders for well for over a century in their quest for control. One of those arguments is: capitalism primarily benefits the rich and not the common man. That vision prompts declarations such as: Congressman Richard Gephart's assertion that high income earners are "winners" in "the lottery of life." Then there's, Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, who says high income earners the "fortunate fifth." These nonsensical visions lead to calls for those who've been "blessed" to "give back" either voluntarily or coercively through the tax code....   [tags: Economy Economics Essays] 1178 words
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Myrtle Beach vs. New York City - Myrtle Beach vs. New York City      Picture a beautiful city surrounded by tall skyscrapers soaring into the clouds and the beautiful statue of liberty standing still on the water. You walk down the street passing hundreds of little shops and restaurants, all the while you are taken a back by the breathtaking beauty of the city that you are gazing upon. Now picture laying on the beach at sunset listening to the ocean waves. The air is crisp and the smell of saltwater is bitter sweet. The locations I’m describing are New York City and Myrtle Beach....   [tags: compare and contrast paper] 1256 words
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Piracy in China - Piracy in China The American Heritage Dictionary defines piracy as “the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted or patented material.” It is a problem that affects companies all over the world. Piracy of software, movies, and music is commonplace in China. China has the second worst piracy rate in the world; about 92 percent of the software in China is pirated (Williams 2004). Various companies and governments have attempted to combat piracy, but they had not seen much success until recent years....   [tags: Piracy Intellectual Property Copyright essays]
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Rewards - Rewards and Motivation U.S. companies face greater pressures today than ever before to improve cost efficiency and in the same breathe taking their products to market faster, cheaper and with stronger innovation, regulatory compliance, responding to ever increasing regulations around the world that often conflict with each other. A company must also be nimble enough to change direction quickly and cost-effectively when market conditions shift. At the same time, they still must provide an environment in which people want to be employed and want to excel....   [tags: essays research papers] 1401 words
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The History Of Basbeall Cards - The History of Baseball Cards Baseball cards have a very broad history. In the beginning, god made man. Then, man produced... the baseball card. From 1887 to the present, billions of baseball cards have been produced. Some cards are valued at ten cents, while others, are valued at over one hundred thousand dollars. Since 1887, Baseball cards have been a major part of many people's lives. The Beginning of the baseball card-collecting era would lead cards to a path of greatness and immortality....   [tags: essays research papers] 1270 words
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Increasing Security at The Mexican American Border - Nowhere else in the world does an invisible line draw such a disparity in wealth and lifestyle. Our border with Mexico divides one of the West's richest countries with a struggling third world economy. The nature of the border presents many unique issues; Mexican refuges looking for a better life here in America, Mexican drug lords exporting drugs to drug savvy America, American jobs going overseas for cheaper labor, as well as the integrating of our two cultures. Mexican immigration is a liability in our country, for reasons that I will state....   [tags: Politics Mexico America Border Security]
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Gambling Awareness - After conducting an interview I came up with a few methods that can be used to aid helpless people like Abe with their compulsive gambling disorder. These scenarios are made to enlighten peoples perception of gambling and teach people that too much of anything isn’t good for you. They will show how others have attempted to reach an unattainable victory. Let’s take the poker machine for instance, it has an innocent appearance, but in reality it is as cunning and mischievous as the devil. The bright glowing lights and the compelling ring tone of victory makes helpless bystanders believe that it’s just a fun game....   [tags: Gambling Poker Casino] 1141 words
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Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown – Poverty in the Tale and Author’s Life - “Young Goodman Brown” – Poverty in the Tale and Author’s Life               Roy Harvey Pearce in “Twice-Told Tales: A Blend of Stories” makes reference to the widely-known poverty of the aspiring writer,Nathaniel Hawthorne: “True enough, Hawthorne planned more than once to write groups of tales and sketches somehow linked into a whole; but he could not get a publisher for them. When he did get a publisher in 1837, it had to be through the help of the hack-editor, Samuel Goodrich. . . .” (107) Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” includes traits of the modest lifestyle which the author was forced to endure in his personal life....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown YGB]
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New Sports Stadiums and Taxpayer Abuse - New Sports Stadiums and Taxpayer Abuse Five Works Cited There seems to be a domino effect through out the U.S., new stadiums are being built, teams are demanding that their city build them a new stadium to play in but it is not necessary to build these stadiums. The most obvious change in new stadiums is coming from baseball. In the last 10-15 years many new baseball stadiums have been built, but who is paying for these stadiums. The teams and the owners that are demanding the stadiums, or the taxpayers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples] 2316 words
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Social Convention and Samuel Butler's Erewhon - Social Convention and Samuel Butler's Erewhon   There are many conceivable explanations that have the potential to rationalize the preservation of society through time.  These explanations clarify the fact that society, since its inception, has continued to exist.  I assert that the precise reason for this self-perpetuation is convention, and moreover, that convention encompasses all of the other possible explanations for this continuance.  Yet this conclusion merely follows from proper distinctions of terminology.  Real profundity stems from the examination of convention in relation to individuals who follow it.  I find that many individuals are not cognizant of the fact that society rests upon conventions.  Consequently, these individuals often exist with twisted ideas of reality.  Conclusions in this realm parallel closely with arguments made by Samuel Butler in his novel, Erewhon....   [tags: Samuel Butler Erewhon Essays]
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Free Essays - Social Ills Exposed in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Social Ills Exposed in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in 1883. The novel deals with many problems of society. Huck Finn "can't stand" hypocrisy, greed and "sivilz"ation, qualities that are still present today. One trait shown in Huck Finn is hypocrisy. In Twain's other novels, as well as Huck Finn, Twain is very critical of the hypocrisy of organized religion. Early in Huck Finn, Huck is confronted with two different versions of heaven....   [tags: Adventures Huckleberry Huck Finn Essays] 862 words
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The Down to Earth Challenges of Space Exploration - The Down to Earth Challenges of Space Exploration Humans have dreamed of leaving the earth and traveling space for many years, and up to this day they have taken many steps in the right direction. Yet, with every new frontier they approach, new problems loom over the horizon. All problems involved with space exploration may not directly involve space itself. Many of those problems surface right here on Earth. Some of the easier issues have been resolved, such as escaping the forces of gravity to reach outer space....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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