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Are There Pieces To Pick Up After Two Worlds Collide? - Are There Pieces To Pick Up After Two Worlds Collide. The glaciers receded and melted to fill the Gulf of Maine, sea creatures multiplied and diversified. The land dried, produced vegetation, and proved itself susceptible to cultivation. Native Americans migrated to the area and created highly structured successful methods of surviving and thriving. At the same time, Europeans looked across the waters for lands to meld into their current holdings. A strong desire to increase holdings, power, and finances were the driving forces behind European exploration expeditions....   [tags: Native Americans]
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The Adventures of Esplandian, by Garci Rodriguez Ordonez De Montalvo - Myth… legend or fable. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines a myth as, “A story that was told in an ancient culture to explain a practice, belief, or natural occurrence.” Children, often sit around, listening to their elders speak of myths. These myths have existed throughout American culture for many centuries and will continue for many centuries to come. These myths, legends, and fables provide the elders with enjoyment, as they observe the children, listening so intensely, believing every detail, amazed at the unimaginable adventures told in each story....   [tags: myth, legen, fable, california dream]
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The People’s Republic of China and The One Child Policy - In the 1950s the People’s Republic of China first implemented the beginnings of the one child policy. It made significant changes to the population and the nation’s growth rate decreased. Professor Yinchu Ma (1957) initiated the policy with his book New Population Theory. His book responded to the huge increase in population growth occurring in China (Singer 1998). Under the Mao republic, leaders saw the population development as a danger to the nation’s economy (White 1994). The political party promoted childbirth in the 1950s and 1960s according to the slogan “one is a good few, two is just enough, and three is over” (White 1994)....   [tags: new population theory, population growth]
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How Important is a Drama Ministry Team for Your Church? - The experience of having theatre in one’s church is unique. It not only provides a visceral engagement for the congregation of sermons starters, but also gives opportunity for social engagement and community outreach. Researchers in the field have explored these benefits and discovered that, ‘Theatre has the ability to communicate multiple streams of content on multiple levels (intellectual, emotional, kinesthetic)’ (Savidge, 2009, pg.10). However, theatre in the church is often only used for special occasions such as Easter, Advent, and Christmas....   [tags: theatre in one's church]
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The Perception of Age and Aging in the United States - According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word elderly means “rather old; being past middle age; characteristics of later life.” When an individual is categorized as being old, they feel insulted and may immediately become defensive, this is due to the fact that society has played a major role in the way we interpret the word “elderly”. Some individuals use the known phrase “You are as old as you feel”, as they are quite comfortable with themselves and nothing anyone says would sway the way they feel....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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The Perception of Jonas in Lois Lowry's The Giver - Set in a community with no climate, emotions, choices, or memories Lois Lowry tells the tale of Jonas in The Giver. Jonas is selected to be the receiver of memory, which means the memories of generations past, before the community was created, will all be transferred to him to hold. As Jonas receives memories his concept of the world around him drastically changes. Jonas starts out as twelve-year-old boy with perceptions different from those around him, he then begins to see the community for what it really is, and he makes a plan to change it....   [tags: The Giver] 1252 words
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Colonization Explored in Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe - Written by Chinua Achebe, “Things Fall Apart” describes European imperialism through the eyes of the Nigerian tribesmen as they interact with European colonists. What makes this piece of literature valuable is not the fact that it criticizes imperialism; it is the way in which it criticizes imperialism. Achebe portrays the African tribes as having very rich civilized and social cultures, not as being animalistic savages, which other literatures would lead one to believe. Because of this, the reader is able to connect with the mindset of an African native....   [tags: Things Fall Apart Essays]
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A Case for Sex Education in Pakistani Educational Institutions - Pakistani society has always been a conservative and traditional one; one which is often vehemently opposed to any new ideals or propositions which even remotely challenge the status quo of society. One such issue, which has been gaining in prominence- and inciting often violent reactions in the process-, is the controversial issue of sex education. In the conservative Pakistani society, sex tops the list of subjects which are largely shunned and considered to be taboo. Globalisation, which has led to widespread dominion of the Western culture and promoted freedom of speech and expression, has proved to be pivotal in breaking through this age-old taboo and inciting the controversial debate r...   [tags: Pakistan] 1492 words
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We Need Mandatory Random Drug Testing in Public Schools - Is public school drug testing really appropriate. Mandatory-Random Student Drug Testing (MRSDT) and school-based Suspicionless Random Drug Testing (SRDT) are two of many approaches that school districts could use to help prevent and lower the rates of drug and substance use (James-Burdumy 1). MRSDT was introduced in the late 1980’s when the United States Military created other programs to control substance use (James-Burdumy 1; Russell 169). The United States Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) program sponsors and supports random drug testing in public schools as a way to fight the high rates of substance use of adolescents (James-Burdumy 2)....   [tags: Drug Testing in Schools]
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Proposed Alternative to the Privatization of Social Security - Our nation is on the verge of a crisis. The money that is put aside for Social Security and the benefit of our elders is drying up. Because of this, our president has announced in his State of the Union address that Social Security should be privatized. The benefits of this plan, according to Mr. President, would allow the people to take the money out of social security, and place it in their own investments, thus alleviating the pressure from the government. Democrats are deeply troubled by this proposal and claim that this course of action would be disastrous for seniors....   [tags: government, politics] 910 words
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Public Policy of Social Security and Retirement Savings - Social Security is on the verge of taking care of the baby boomers generation. This means that it will be paying more benefits than taxes it receives. In lay-man’s terms it means it will be spending more money than it is making. I think that you should pay into your own private retirement account for you to reap the benefits in the future. Not for you to pay into a cluster of workers money for current elders to benefit from. You need to take care of your own future and not rely on other people’s responsibility....   [tags: Public Policy]
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The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian -  “I’m never going to act like my mother!” These words are increasingly common and yet unavoidable. Why is it that as children, we are able to point out every flaw in our parents, but as we grow up, we recognize that we are repeating the same mistakes we observed. The answer is generational curses: un-cleansed iniquities that increase in strength from one generation to the next, affecting the members of that family and all who come into relationship with that family (Hickey 13). Marilyn Hickey, a Christian author, explains how this biblically rooted cycle is never ending when she says, “Each generation adds to the overall iniquity, further weakening the resistance of the next generation to si...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Importance of Family in the Short Story, Cakes - Confucius once said, “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” The majority of people across the world deem family as the uttermost important aspect of their life. Family is something that often teaches us moral values, and helps shape the individuals we become later in our lives. In the short story, “Cakes” Salvatore La Puma conveys the prominence of family in Italian-American immigrant culture in the 1940’s industrial era. La Puma utilizes the first paragraph as mini-ethnography to portray the unity of the Vitale family....   [tags: Salvatore La Puma] 999 words
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Two Sides of a Coin in Colonial America - Picture it, freedom reigning in the hearts of citizens of a new nation, America. A new world has opened up to the people with new freedoms. They all have clean slates, both body and mind. For the Americans, English and Natives alike, come new opportunities and struggles. As in all cultures there are two sides of the metaphorical coin, in this case an Englishmen by the name of Benjamin Franklin and a Native American named Samsom Occum and the lives they lived with their individual similarities and differences....   [tags: benjamin frankliin, samsom occum, freedom]
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Attachment Theory and Parenting Style Influence on Children - Caregivers play a primary role in how a child may develop. The daily interaction between the caregiver and child continually changes the pathway in which the child may take. How the child is raised and the parenting style used is a significant influence on that development by affecting the relationship between parent and child. This supports the Attachment theory in which emphasizes relationship between the child and caregiver as a key factor in development. My Caregiver’s Parenting Style My parents, my father specifically, believed that children should obey their elders without question and without hesitation....   [tags: caregivers, relationship, development]
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Analysis and Evaluation of the Types of Emotion - ... This agrees with the aforementioned notion that despite the innate emotional expressions, one is still able to modify the outcome of their emotion. It is an emotional intelligence skill that takes time, practice and having a firm faith. Modern research has proved emotional intelligence skills (EQ) to be acquired skills that everyone can learn and acquire. This skill is said to be the true measure of success in life as it ascertains and influences both intrapersonal and interpersonal communications....   [tags: scientific, empirical and Islamic perspectives]
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Destiny in Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - ... People are motivated to succeed and are also motivated by success. Okonkwo’s destiny seems to coincide with the prosperity of his village. However, at the end of the novel, things seem to have “fallen apart” (176) and Christian missionaries divide the village. Since Okonkwo finally realizes that he has no control over the following events, he chooses to accept his destiny and kills himself. Similarly, people must eventually accept their destiny. Another proverb that Achebe uses is “when a man says yes his chi says yes also” (27)....   [tags: motivation, acheivement, respect, influence] 708 words
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Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer: Extreme Characters - Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer – Extreme Characters The Adventures of Huckleberry, Finn by Mark Twain, follows Huck, a young boy, through his adventures down the Mississippi River. Through his adventures and many obstacles with Jim, a loyal run-away slave, Huck changes and becomes more mature. He overcomes his carelessness and prank playing that he had at the expense of other people. Towards the end of his journey he is reunited with his old and close friend Tom Sawyer. The two once were very similar but now have many differences which are quite obvious....   [tags: Literary Characters] 692 words
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Benefits of Support Networks for Older Adults - Social support is defined by the U of M (2010) as “having friends and other people, including family, to turn to in times of need or crisis to give you a broader focus and positive self-image. Social support enhances quality of life and provides a buffer against adverse life events.” Several articles regarding the benefits of social support on physical well-being, emotional well being and cognitive deterioration were reviewed. We wanted to discover the correlations between social support concerning older adults and its effects on health....   [tags: Social Science]
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Male Reactions to Female Power in Antigone - Western society has a long history of subjugating women to men. Some cite the idea that women are somehow weaker or inferior to men as a reason for the existence of this social dynamic. In Sophocles's Antigone and, Dürrenmatt's The Visit, however, the female leads show great strength and are even able to threaten the male leads with their power. Creon and Alfred Ill's disdainful and oppressive treatment of women stems not from the supposed inferiority of women, but from the theme that man is afraid to lose control....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Violence Against the Elderly: a cross-cultural perspective - According to the Ontario Provincial Police, elder abuse is defined as “Any action or inaction by any person which causes harm or threatens to cause harm to an older adult”. As of 2004, the General Social Survey (GSS) showed that seniors were three times less likely than non-seniors to experience victimization in the 12 months preceding the survey and 10% of seniors experienced at least one victimization in the 12 months preceding the survey. This shows that violence against the elderly has always been present in any society and its rate is now just starting to increase....   [tags: Neglect, Institutional Abuse] 1873 words
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The Dagomban and Ewe People of Africa - The Dagomban and Ewe People of Africa While studying the various cultural societies in Africa, one feature that stood out the most was that of rhythmic dependance and integration, particularly in the Ewe and Dagomba people. These two cultures, living not vastly far apart from one another geographically, both use drumming, dancing, and singing as a way to bring together their communities, fulfill spiritual practices and beliefs, and even instantiate individual power in their overall societal structures....   [tags: societies in africa, togo, volta]
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Rites of Passage: The Journey to Adulthood - Rites of Passage: The Journey to Adulthood The dictionary defines rites of passage as ceremonies that mark important transitional periods in a person’s life. It usually involves rituals and teachings that help shed their old roles and prepares them for their new roles. Although all boys and girls will go through a rite of passage to be considered an adult, the path they will take will differ greatly. The common point I have found them all to have is the age range at which this usually occurs, which is between 13 and 16....   [tags: ceremonies, transitional periods, teachings]
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The Problems with Alcohol and Illegal Drugs - ... “The study done by Janet Reno to see if the jails could free up space for more violent offenders, found that 21.5% of the criminals in the jails were non-violent, first offenders. Very few major drug dealers are ever imprisoned” (Nation Briefs, New York Newsday, February 5, 1994, p.11). “In the New York State the prison Legalization of Drugs, Could it Help 4 Legalization of Drugs, Could it Help....   [tags: legalization, war on drugs, cost]
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The Great Gatsby- Women in the Twenties - When one thinks of flappers, the first thing that pops to mind is the image of a woman dressed much like Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby (2013), bobbed hair, white fringe low-waisted dress, flat-chested and highly made up face. In the 1920’s, after the first world war, women’s roles in society began to change because they became more independent, both in clothing and actions. They defied the well-known appropriate feminine behavior and along with those actions came new fashions. They refused to live up to any rules, whether from their husbands or their society....   [tags: Flappers, F. Scott Fitzgrald, Literary Analysis]
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Songkran Festival or the Water Splashing Festival - The influential value system in Thailand which I decided to choose as the main topic of this report is, one of the most well-known Thai traditional festival, Songkran festival or Water Splashing festival. The reason why I chose this problem is that, despite Songkran festival is considered to be one of the main enjoyable Thai traditional custom promoting events which not only attract Thai people, but also foreign tourists to join. However, undeniably, it has the ethics-related issues in some perspectives which are quite questionable and need to be seriously concerned as well e.g....   [tags: influential value system in Thailand]
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Reducing the Divide between Young and Old - The area of diversity that we will look at here is Ageism. First we will discuss some of the more important barriers that are present because of age. We will discuss how this group is affected by discrimination, prejudices, and stereotypes and some of the sources that perpetuate it. Finally we’ll attempt to show some strategies that both young and old can use to promote communication and understanding to hopefully reduce the divide between the young and old. In ancient times the old we’re valued as teachers and mentors....   [tags: ageism, discrimination of the elderly]
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Patient Protection Act and the Healthcare System - ... This is for non-elderly Americans who are not eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. Those who are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare are mostly elders, disabled and/or for poor income families. The Figure 1 below shows the differences between insured and uninsured percentage of population by age in the year 2012. The chart was taken from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Affordable Care Act- Issues The purpose of the Affordable Care Act was to make health insurance coverage more secure and reliable, provide subsidized coverage through health insurance exchanges to people who cannot afford to purchase insurance on their own, reduce drug coverage gap and to expand Medicaid c...   [tags: immigrants, coverage, medicare, revision] 2341 words
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A Conformist Community on The Giver - Dream of a world that has only one culture. Since there is only one culture, nothing is different. This would be a splendid way to live life. There would be no issues between people of different cultures. Everyone has their own point of view for things, so it is natural that one race’s views might clash with another’s. All cultures have their own special rituals that might interrupt or annoy people of another culture. For example, an Indian person might wake up early in the morning and play loud spiritual music to pray to his or her gods....   [tags: The Giver] 1754 words
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A Diverse Society Can Coexist Peacefully - In America, there are many different nationalities, cultures, beliefs, and values. This diversity is one thing that makes America so attractive to outsiders. Along with the many benefits this diversity brings to society, however, it also causes some challenges. Challenges such as a clash of cultural beliefs; clashes of the way society should view its ethical obligations toward family and those they love. These beliefs are definitely influenced by the culture people were raised in and the values inculcated into them from youth....   [tags: Cultures, Values, Ideals]
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Songs of Innoce by William Blake - The distinguishing features of innocence and experience play a crucial role in William Blake’s written and illustrated work. Blake, born in 1757, paid special attention to the human life and its state of mind in his artistic endeavors (Blake Archive). Throughout all of his works, particularly in the Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, the reader consistently tries to decide which state of mind is preferable and how they differ. Unlike many authors, Blake provides illustrations for his work....   [tags: The Ecchoing Green, poems]
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Analysis of the Book of Deuteronomy - HISTORICAL-CULTURAL CONTEXT Many scriptures found in Deuteronomy along with several scriptures in the Old and New Testament point to Moses as being the author of Deuteronomy. One main verse that points to Moses as being the author of Deuteronomy is 31:9 which states, “9 Then Moses wrote this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel. The book of Deuteronomy never clearly states who the author is, but by all viewing all other scripture and the scripture found in the book of Deuteronomy Moses seems to be the only person that could have possibly written the book of Deuteronomy....   [tags: Bible, Theology]
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The Causes and Effects of Homelessness - Homelessness is a major problem facing many cities. Some people are homeless because of unfortunate situations, and others are homeless by choice. Homelessness has been around since 1640. The cost of housing is on the rise and many become homeless because they that are not making enough money to afford the cost of housing. The cost of health care and insurance has risen dramatically over the past years. For families living low or middle incomes that can be devastating. Families or individuals that lack health insurance, a sudden illness, chronic disease or accident can be financially devastating....   [tags: Poverty, Societal Issues]
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Language Preservation of the Coushatta Peoples - The Contemporary Issues in Native American Culture provides a lot of varied topics and interests. In this paper, the main issue will be the topic of tribal language preservation. How tribes are able to raise money to enhance language efforts, how tribes are working to preserve the language, and how tribes are using language to maintain cultural awareness and identity will be discussed. Tribes are working hard to preserve their language through many different methods. For example, Rindels (n.d.) explains that tribes are using technology to be able to save their languages....   [tags: Native American culture]
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Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly - Health Disparity Topic Selection and Analysis: Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Asian-Americans constitute an important racial/ethnic minority in the US. A few facts that have been given by the US Census Bureau include: • In 2011, the population of Asians with more than one race was estimated at 18.2 million. • The referred population includes about 50 subgroups with reference to origins, diversity in culture, ethnicity, religious traditions, English proficiency, and geographical and immigration history • The Asian population has been estimated to about 40.6 million by 2050....   [tags: well-being, immigrants]
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Analysis of the Birth of Sparta - In modern day, when people think of powerful nations, they think of China, The United States, and Russia. In the early ages, some of the strongest civilizations were the Athenians, Persians, and the Spartans. All three nations were unique, but nothing quite compares to the Spartans. From their military, how they raise their kids, and their women, no civilization can compare. The Spartans focus was to become a perfect nation. To fulfill their goal, they created a powerful army that begins military training at the age of seven....   [tags: spartans, sparta, artemis ortheia]
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Haiti: A Literature That’s Been Lost - Haiti: A Literature That’s Been Lost From the beautiful mountain ranges to the two major lakes, Lake Azeul and Lake Miragoane with nothing but dirt roads in between. Haiti’s coastline is the second longest in the Caribbean and its also the size of Maryland (“Haiti 2”). Haiti dominates one-third of the island Hispaniola, which it shares with the Dominican Republic (“Haiti 2”). The world should appreciate Haiti because of their wonderful literature, culture and impact on the world. Authors Of Haiti Being as famous as she now is, most people wouldn’t have known Edwidge Danticat was born into a poor family, like many Haitians....   [tags: cultural aspects, Edwidge Danticat]
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The Affects of War on Children - It is said that the most delicate, crucial time in one’s life is their childhood. In a span of four years, a child is taught to walk, talk and interact with one another. Around this time, they also begin to learn a sense of right and wrong. A child who is raised in a nurturing environment knows to be kind and caring towards others, whereas a child that is brought up in violent and demoralizing conditions displays more hostility towards others. The protagonists in Loung Ung’s First They Killed My Father and Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone are prime examples of children who commit demoralizing acts as a result of their violent surroundings....   [tags: surroundings, violent, slfishness, vengeance] 2214 words
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Future Direction in Healthcare in America - ... For instance, an inpatient at the hospital may receive the wrong dosage of medicine due to an electronic malfunction error in the computer. The process of change highlights issues of data security and access, the lack of which would clearly be defined as an error, and could have significant implications for patient safety. (Boaden & Joyce 2006) The main two health services are Medicare and Medicaid; however, these programs support different financial needs. In 1965 Medicare was created as a social security act primarily for people with disabilities and elders over the age of 65....   [tags: future funding, Medicaid, Medicare]
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Dharma and Women in the Mahabharata - ... Once dharma is violated through adharmic action, it is thrown out of balance and eventually corrected (xx). Krishna’s actions in scenes revolving around this controversy, along with indicators within the text reveal that a universal dharma is violated and subsequently remediated apropos to Draupadi’s treatment. A close reading of the text supports the sanctity of Draupadi’s femininity. Yudhisthira describes her as having “kindliness and perfect beauty…of such consummate virtue” (2.59, 34), and when she is wagered “a cry of horror from the elders of the court” (2.59, 38), indicating that her being put in a position of vulnerability is abominable....   [tags: Hindu literature] 1184 words
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Healthcare and the Homeless Geriatric Population - ... Outreach programs have been established to help educate on the subject of free medical care, however many still do not know about them or their services (2013). Potential Ethical Issues Once made aware, the influx of people looking to receive care can potentially create conflict for the immediate providers. There may be a decrease in the appropriate space and time needed to make sure each patient is properly cared for. It will then be necessary to create more programs and businesses that will provide these services....   [tags: services, accomodations, educate, issues]
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Historians and Teachers: The Revolutionary War - ... Over in America, many people believe middle-easterners to be terrorist who only seek to harm them. This misunderstanding and exagerration only leads to war and fear that can get out of hand. Yet another example comes from the time around Thanksgiving. Abraham Lincoln had set the official first date in 1863 to be the last Thursday in November, around the time that Washington in 1789 had set as a public day of thanks. Yet, the true date was all speculation, somewhere between September and November....   [tags: history, subjective, stories] 653 words
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The International Security Assistance Force - The last eight years in Afghanistan has produced some success, but the year 2010 will be different because the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) leadership has learned from previous mistakes and now understands how to defeat the insurgents. The United States and its NATO allies, have a vested interest in ensuring the Afghan people are safe from harm so they can rebuild their country’s infrastructure, government, and economy. However, after years of turmoil in their nation from terrorist attacks and the fear of ISAF departing prior to defeating the insurgents, the Afghan people are hesitant about supporting either side....   [tags: Military] 2068 words
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, follows Huck, a young boy, through his adventures down the Mississippi River. Through his adventures and many obstacles with Jim, a loyal runaway slave, Huck changes and becomes more mature. He overcomes his carelessness and prank playing that he had at the cost of other people. Toward the end of his journey, Huck reunites with Tom Sawyer, an old and close friend. The two were once very similar but now have many obvious differences. Huck differs from Tom in his way of thinking, his treatment and attitude of Jim, and his tendency to question his surroundings....   [tags: Classic American Literature] 746 words
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Differences between Athens and Sparta - Differences between Athens and Sparta Athens and Sparta are two city-states in ancient Greece. Athens had a busy port, ships passed the land. At the agora, you could hear people arguing and chatting, you can also see people with their slaves walking around and shopping, there were sculptors sculpting with great pleasure. A typical day in Athens was just going to the agora with your slave and shopping and going to the hill for the assembly, going to a meeting if you were in the council of 500. For women a typical day was managing your household and teaching your children....   [tags: Ancient Greece] 705 words
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Interpreting the Book of Revelations - I. Short Answer 1. In all likelihood, who were the Nicolaitans who are referred to in Revelation 2:15. Nicolaitans who are referred to in Revelation 2:15 most likely is a Gnosticism sect in the first century. 2. What is meant by saying that the general religious climate of Asia Minor in the first century was syncretistic. By saying that the general religious climate of Asia Minor in the first century was syncretistic is meant the people in Asia Minor want to keep many religions. Their approach to religion is more religions you have the better you are....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ] 1422 words
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Anti-Semitism in the Modern World - Currently people know what anti-Semitism is and how it affected our history in events such as the Holocaust and Inquisition, but how many people know if anti-Semitism exists in the modern world. Even if people do know this, can they answer where and why. Why do people often avoid learning about other people’s cultures and beliefs. According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary anti-Semitism is, “Hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group.” Anti-Semitism has existed in the world since the time of the ancient Roman Empire, and has been evident in events such as the Inquisition and Holocaust....   [tags: Jews, Jewish]
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Ivan Illich - Deschooling Society - In 1971, a philosopher by the name of Ivan Illich published a book called “Deschooling Society” – a critique of education in modern societies which called for the imminent disestablishment of schools. His radical ideas highlighted the institutionalisation of schools and he advocated self-motivated learning that could only occur outside of formal school boundaries. Many dismissed his thoughts as impractical or too radical for his time and while schools did not in fact disappear, Illich put forward ideas that still hold some relevance to this day (Hart, 2000)....   [tags: Education ]
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The Revolution and Low Income - This paper tells how certain factors characterize family size. Also, tells why poor people in evolving countries usually have large numbers of children. Most people are persuaded by their family values and environment. However, some people are faced with the challenged of survive. Generally, poor people have so many children due to lack of education and no resources to take care of their children. Another is revolutions for human determined family size. The rich nations are above average and middle-income nations are average; unlike, the low-income nations are below average (p.198)....   [tags: Social Issues, Family Size, Poverty] 676 words
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The Rise of Hitler - Adolf Hitler’s rise to power as Chancellor of Germany and leader of the German people is often portrayed as the result of a sweeping electoral victory. In reality Hitler’s rise was incremental, requiring (a patchwork of political support from) an assimilation of support from various demographics as well as influential political figures. An area of perpetual historiographical debate is, specifically, which demographic was more essential to Hitler’s rise - one school of thought maintains the significance of the lower middle class in the (spread and rise to power of the) popularization of the Nazi party, while the other argues that it was the “German elite” who more effectively aided them....   [tags: German History] 1910 words
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Children: An Oppressed Class - If reality was a picture, it would be a small, malnourished, beaten, violated, hopeless, poor, devastated, oppressed child. There are many more like this child, sitting in the corners of the dirty cities around the world witnessing all the oppression that has evolved from this reality. This realism is the life of a child being destroyed by the ways of the world. This child, along with countless others, has had  their freedom to a healthy life stolen by the restrictions of authority. Therefore, the oppression of children is a result of restrictive authority that limits what the world has to offer adolescents....   [tags: Child Labor, Child Prostitution]
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