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The Growing Popularity of Extreme Sports - Extreme Sports Over the past ten years I have noticed that my local snowboarding park has become more crowded every season, especially with younger kids. This has not only been the case for snowboarding, but for all extreme sports. I’ve noticed this trend at my local skateboarding park also. More so, there has been a noticeable increase of extreme sports being broadcast on television today than ever before. These changes caused me to ask the question: why have extreme sports become so popular to youngsters....   [tags: Extreme Sports] 1262 words
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Articles on the Topic of Extreme Drought in Africa - My topic is the extreme cases of droughts that are occurring throughout Africa. Drought is a local or regional lack of precipitation such that ability to raise crops and feed animals is seriously impaired. Our Environmental Science textbook covers this topic in chapters 9 and 20. Environmental Science is the branch of science concerned with environmental issues. My topic relates to environmental science because in developing countries such as Africa, food, water, clothing, medicine, and many other essential needs for life is extremely limited and situations such as droughts make it even harder for people to live and go through life....   [tags: Extreme Drought, Africa, Environmental Science, En] 970 words
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Extreme Euphemisms - When most Americans think of the word “torture”, images of barbaric and savage individuals inflicting pain in repulsively innovative ways are what usually come to mind. Torture is what foreigners do, because, as Americans, we are too civilized and morally superior to engage in such behavior. In “Regarding the Torture of Others,” Susan Sontag argues that because American readers and the culture have become a sexually charged and violent entity concerned with having “fun,” the heinous photos depicting the torture of terrorists at Abu Ghraib is as much their fault, as it is the Bush administration’s....   [tags: Language] 1514 words
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Extreme Measure Comes With Extreme Percaution - “Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. We have taken the necessary security precautions and are prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect America and Americans.” President George W. Bush On September 11, 2001, terrorists initiated multiple attacks on America that took the lives of nearly three thousand innocent people. It was a day of destruction and horror that will be branded in the minds of many for a long time....   [tags: National Security]
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Extreme Sports - Extreme Sports Works Cited Missing “Extreme sports have boomed since the early '90s” (Petrecca 16). It is hard to believe that such activities as sky diving, snowboarding, bungee jumping, and the up and coming razor scooter have been labeled as so-called “extreme sports”. What characteristics must a sport have to labeled extreme. Perhaps it is the lack of safety, or the inability to create specific rules for these sports. Maybe it is the fact that these sports are just recently becoming mainstream so there is no other classification other than extreme sports....   [tags: Skydiving Snowboarding Sporting Essays] 939 words
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Extreme Rationalism - Extreme Rationalism Rationalism is the idea that we can gain knowledge through the processes of mind alone. Empiricism is the idea that we can only gain knowledge through the senses. Empiricism has been adopted by the Western world because it is the foundation of the scientific approach to life that we use. Various popular sayings such as 'seeing is believing' and 'I heard it with my own ears', show that we accept the use of the senses without question....   [tags: Papers] 539 words
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Extreme Roles - Extreme Roles In every country, city, town and neighborhood in the world, there are stereotypes. We all live in a classified area where you can be regarded as rich, poor or middle class. Within those three types there becomes sub-categories, where ethnicity , gender and sexuality also become a part of the environment. The list goes on and on. In David H. Hwang’s M. Butterfly, the roles of men and women in the Eastern and Western society are extremely limited in that men and women are both expected to act there part....   [tags: essays research papers] 968 words
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Extreme Sports: A Reaction to Extreme Technology - Extreme Sports: A Reaction to Extreme Technology Many people in America work at jobs where they are separated from Nature and other people, sectioned off in cublicles, plugged into a machine, doing work which neither challenges their intellect nor is fulfilling personally. As a result, a separation forms not only between others and from Nature itself, but from themselves, and their purpose in life. A feeling develops that are not living life to the fullest. Much of our interaction these days is "virtual interaction", taking place between us and a screen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1911 words
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Going to Extreme Lengths in "The Crucible" - Have you ever been overwhelmingly passionate about something that you would do anything it took to accomplish it. Sometimes people go to extreme lengths to get what they want. The Crucible is a play that shows us that trait. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams does just that. Abigail William's desire for John Proctor creates her dishonest and manipulative actions that affect the whole village. Abigail loves John Proctor even though he is already married and has a strong desire for him....   [tags: Crucible, Aurthur Miller, ]
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Extreme Political Polarization - Extreme Political Polarization The political climate today is increasingly becoming more turbulent as Republicans and Democrats volley for superiority in Washington. The two parties are becoming more polarized by the hour, and this is affecting the ability of the government to move forward and pass legislation and continue to improve America. The Senate is in a state of gridlock on some of the most important issues to the people of the United States to date, and yet the senators which the people elected are instead caught up in fighting the people on the other side of the aisle....   [tags: Politics] 1033 words
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Two Extreme Views on Gun Control - Take away all registered guns in America and abolish the second amendment and now America is the least violent country in the world. That’s the opposite of what my family NRA (National Rifle Association) card holding friend would say he simply disagrees. (Babcock) “You would leave the general American public defenseless against all the criminals that would still possess firearms.” (Babcock). It’s an obvious problem facing the American society today. “America is the most violent nation in the Western World” (Strahinich 23)....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]
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Extreme Frugality: An American Co-culture - Several months ago I began to suspect that a new acquaintance had some unusual ideas about money. Her Facebook posts and conversation starters revolved around living a frugal lifestyle and her approach, at least at the time, seemed quite novel. The Great Recession has certainly forced all of us to reevaluate our spending behaviors and tighten up our proverbial belts a few notches. In fact, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) conducted a poll in January that shows many of us are experiencing “frugal fatigue.” Cunningham, an NFCC spokesperson, says that “…66 percent (of respondents), indicated they were tired of pinching pennies… ,” but, “(t)he interesting finding is that more than 20 percent… had implemented financial lifestyle changes that they found to be positive and intended to keep them in place" ("Majority of Americans Have Frugal Fatigue”)....   [tags: Finance]
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The Extreme Right in Britain - The Extreme Right in Britain Introduction Perhaps, one of the highly debated issues in the electoral procedures of different European nations is about the extreme right. Based on the premise that the nation is the primary unit of social and political organization, extremist nationalism has been revived since the demise of communism. Unlike civic nationalism, which stresses equality and solidarity, the exaggerated, chauvinistic, and aggressive nationalism of the extreme right upholds the significance of the nation and national identity against any other value....   [tags: Political Politics]
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Extreme Depictions of Feminism - Extreme Depictions of Feminism in John Irving's The World According to Garp and Catherine MacKinnon's Sexuality In the classroom, in popular culture and in suburbia, to call someone or something 'extreme' is enough to completely eliminate his, her or its credibility. 'Extreme' has become a derogatory comment. In this paper, I will be dealing with two extreme depictions of feminism; one from John Irving's novel The World According to Garp and the other Catherine MacKinnon's essay "Sexuality." It is important to keep in mind that some have argued that the extreme views of any movement for social change are important because they push boundaries and make other voices of the movement sound more reasonable (thus gaining more support)....   [tags: John Irving World According to Garp]
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Extreme Roles of Women in Sports - Extreme Roles of Women in Sports Sports are so prevalent and popular these days that we often see them as symbolic of real-life issues and real-life drama. The football field can illustrate the battle between good and evil. The baseball pitcher, nearing retirement, can come back to give one last game and wow the crown one last time before gracefully surrendering the field. Isn't that what sports represent. The good guys (i.e. your baseball team) go to battle against the bad guys. It's not quite war, but it might as well be war without causalities....   [tags: Females Athletics Gender Papers] 1122 words
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Abortion in Extreme Circumstances Only - Abortion Abortion is the induced termination of pregnancy before the embryo or fetus is capable of survival. This issue has created moral and social concern since the beginning of time. Individuals as well as the church, which is very influential on some people, have had to take a stand on either side of this controversial issue. There are many different views being taken on abortion making the decision of right or wrong that much more difficult to make. The act of aborting a fetus deals with a very complex definition of what a human life is....   [tags: Papers Pregnancy] 1349 words
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Factors of Extreme Heat Waves in US during 2012 - ... Scientists from different parts of the globe researched to understand the involvement of human-induced greenhouse gases which may have fueled extreme heat waves. “NOAA report found some evidence that human-caused climate change contributed to an extreme weather event” (Diffenbaugh). It is evident that the concentration of CO2, Methane and other harmful gases have increased by a greater margin as compared to previous decades due to transportation, industries and deforestation. These gases have the potential to cause inevitable damage to the Ozone layer resulting in the presence of inert gases in the atmosphere....   [tags: Greenhouse, United States, climate]
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The Extreme Right Party Electorate in Western Europe - ... Women are often more likely to work in the service sector than men, therefore, they are coming into contact with immigrants and will not see them as competition, males on the other hand, who are in the manual sector see them as prime competition. With religion, women tend to be more religious than men. As a result, they will often vote traditionally even though they may share common beliefs with the extreme right. A combination of religion and place of work are definitely factors that contribute towards the gender gap, however more explanation is needed....   [tags: Socio-Demographic Profile, Western Europe]
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Extreme Cases of Mentally Unstable Patients: ECT - ... 264). After 15 sessions of ECT in the span of five weeks, D.'s rate of self-harming himself hourly decreased immensely to 6.5 times an hour, compared to 100.6 before this punitive treatment. He was even able to start academic activities and emerge slowly into social activities ECT clearly made a huge difference in D.'s life and allowed him a chance for real social and educational interactions. In terms of his treatment methods, his parents gave consent for him, since he was not mentally stable enough, or old enough, to give an educated opinion of the matter (Watchtel et al., 2009, p....   [tags: treatment, informed consent]
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The Sports of Korfball, Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey and Rugby - Baseball, hockey, korfball anyone. The wide world of sports ranges from the predictable to the obscure. You can play korfball with the people of the Netherlands, go to the extreme ironing world championship near Munich, Germany, or play underwater hockey or rugby with the New Jersey Hammerheads, or any of the other seven teams in the United States. No matter how strange these sports sound or seem, people play them. Korfball is a co-ed sport similar to basketball, except it is typically played on a large, grassy field....   [tags: sports, ] 721 words
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Extreme Passion Illustrated in Peter Shaffer's Play, Equus - One definition of madness is "mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it." But Emily Dickenson wrote Much madness is divinest Sense- To a discerning Eye- Novelists and playwrights have often seen madness with a "discerning Eye." Select a novel or play in which a character's apparent madness or irrational behavior plays an important role. Then write a well-organized essay in which you explain what this delusion or eccentric behavior consists of and how it might be judged reasonable....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus] 724 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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Extreme Gambling Habits: Addiction or Just an Obsession - Gambling in the United States seems to be as American as apple pie. Going to the convenience store to pick up your weekly lottery ticket, then day dreaming about what you would do if you won. I have actually divided out how much I would give to each family member, how many houses I would buy and trips I would take. Once a year I take my wife to the casino for her birthday and we take a couple hundred dollars and spend all night at the roulette table, then end the night at the slot machine. It can be an expensive, however rewarding night out....   [tags: Psychology ]
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A Woman’s Place: The Catastrophe of Sexism Taken to the Extreme - Are women equal to men. Are they essentially the same or wholly different beings. How are women to be treated and what is their position. In 1892 when this story was written, a woman’s place was at home and she was to be submissive to her husband. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the author, was a feminist who disagreed with this principle. Her discontentment with a woman’s role in society, their medical treatment in regards to mental disorders, and the institution of marriage are evident in her writing....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) - The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) ABSTRACT For years, extreme sports had little to nothing in common with each other except for high risk, and an appeal to women and men from the ages of 12 to 34. Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN), realizing this age group was a prime viewing audience, brought together several extreme sports and created yet another commercialized sporting spectacle. Since 1995, this television network has produced the Summer X Games. After these summer productions proved to be successful television and live spectator events, ESPN expanded into the winter extreme sports....   [tags: X Sports]
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Voltaire's Candide Exposes Extreme Optimism - Philosophy of Extreme Optimism in Candide It is often said that a person's life is shaped when he or she is a child. This is very much so with Candide - Pangloss was his tutor in "metaphysico-theologo-cosmolonigology" (Voltaire 18) since Candide was a child, and instilled into Candide's mind his philosophy of extreme optimism. Pangloss belief that "all is for the best in this world" (24) somewhat stays with Candide throughout his travels and is more of a burden to him than anything else....   [tags: Candide essays]
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Germany Wasn´t the Sole Cause of World War One - ... Since France was the closest country to Germany and didn’t share any natural borders, it was easy to travel across plains and declare war on France. France knew that this is a possible scenario as Germans have done it in the Franco-Prussian war, so they started to militarize and build its armies. Russia saw France and Germany building their army, so Russia thought they would weaken if they don’t start militarizing. Germany saw France building their army, and they started signing treaties with Russia....   [tags: extreme ideologies, nationalism, Russia]
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Child Labor - ... Child labor in Bangladesh is identified as a child in the age group range from five to fourteen years old, who is working for money. “Although Bangladesh with her current population of 130 million accounts for about 2% of the world population, it is the home of 6.9 million working children that accounts for about 6% of the global labor population numbering around 120 million” (Masum, pg 233). Income is the key factor in determining if a child must work in Bangladesh. Without child labor, families would not be able to survive in normal circumstances....   [tags: Extreme Poverty, Bangladesh]
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Extreme Advertising: Go Big or Go Home - Extreme Advertising: Go Big or Go Home This Maxim climbing gear ad is an example of using both aggressive language and images to promote climbing as an extreme sport. North Face uses this image in their web page. If you wear North Face gear, you too can take your ice axes and back-counrty skis into the Tibetan wilderness. Adidas uses this image in their trail running ads. The caption in the image reads "Runners. Yeah, We're Different." It invites people to relate to some of the more intimate details of a separate subculture....   [tags: BTEC Business Marketing GCSE Coursework]
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Extra-tropical Storms, Extreme Weather Should We Worry or Not? - ... In order to face this problem, the AR5 uses “extremes indices”. Extreme indices are based “on the probability of the occurrence of given quantities” or “on absolute or percentage threshold exceedances”. Particular indices are chosen for robust statistical properties and their applicability across various climates. Before continuing, it is important to define an extra-tropical storm. Extra-tropical storms, or extra-tropical cyclones, are cyclones that occur in the middle latitudes of the Earth (away from the tropics)....   [tags: Climate Change, Government]
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Extreme and Moderate Characters in Moliére’s Tartuffe - Extreme and Moderate Characters in Tartuffe In Moliére’s Tartuffe (Moiré 1664), the reader is able to see a great contrast of Extreme and Moderate characters. Extreme characters being those who are seen as over the top, or very passionate people, and the moderate characters having a more calm and subtle approach to ideas. The extreme characters in this case would be Madam Pernelle, Orgon, Tartuffe, and Dorine. The moderate characters are seen as Cleante and Elmire. One of the characters that obviously fall into the extreme character category would be that of Madam Pernelle....   [tags: essays research papers] 525 words
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The Need For Extreme Criminal Justice Reform In California - THE NEED FOR EXTREME CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA ORIENTATION FACTORS: I. Basic Introduction and description - Introduce basic sides of Criminal Law and Elaborate II. General History and Development - Discuss the history and modifications of Reform Laws in California III. Main Problems and Concern Stimulants - Point out real life statistics and point out incidents IV. Conclusion - Point out the need for an extreme reform and what can be done SENTENCE OUTLINE I. An analysis of Department of Corrections data by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco, CA, in Nov, 1995 indicates that since the enactment of California's "Three Strikes" law two years ago, 192 have "struck out" for marijuana possession, compared to 40 for murder, 25 for rape, and 24 for kidnapping....   [tags: essays research papers] 2776 words
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Adaptions in Ectothermic and Endothermic Animals to Extreme Climates - Adaptions in Ectothermic and Endothermic Animals to Extreme Climates First of all we need to understand what ectothermic and endothermic animals are. Animals differ in their abilities to regulate body temperature (thermoregulation). We sometimes use the terms "cold-blooded" or "warm-blooded." Most reptiles feel cold to the touch, while mammals and birds often feel warm. Somewhat more precise descriptions can be made by using the terms poikilothermic and homoiothermic. The body temperature of poikllotherms is relatively variable, while that of homeotherms is relatively constant....   [tags: Papers] 1138 words
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Extreme Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice - Extreme Jealousy in Othello, the Moor of Venice      Aristotle's Poetics laid out the definition of tragedy: unlike comedy, the purpose of tragedy is not merely to instruct and delight an audience. Rather, its aim is to allow a cathartic release as a result of the heightened emotional state caused by the events of the tragedy. This idea assumes that the average person can experience these intense emotions vicariously. In Psyche and Symbol in Shakespeare , Alex Aronson contends that the characters in Shakespearean tragedy have the power to affect us because they tap what Carl Jung called the collective unconscious , the "omnipresent, unchanging, and everywhere identical condition or substratum of the psyche per se" (14)....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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Extreme Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - Extreme Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451      Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 was an interesting Science fiction thriller that provided an odd view on the censorship of books. Not just some books, but all books. An entire distorted culture and civilization where all books are prohibited. And the penalty for being caught with books is that the books must be burned and in some cases the penalty may lead to death. In this tale of censorship and self discovery, Bradbury leads the reader through a short period in the life of the protagonist, Guy Montag....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury] 719 words
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Understanding Fascism and Its History - ... Mussolini made these pledges that had often spoke of restoring in Italy the glory and prestige of the ancient Roman Empire. These pledges drew a variety of supporters, from all classes, anywhere from peasant farmers to unemployed workers to retired army veterans. Between 1920 and 1921, equipped members of the Fasci Party called ‘Black Shirts’ propelled attacks on the Italian Socialist Party who were also demonstrating for support. Like most Fascist leaders Mussolini had no particular political agenda other than anti-communist and the prejudices traditional to their class....   [tags: extreme nationalism, fascism, types of government,] 1170 words
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Kwashiorkor Disorder - ... They will present with fatigue, loss of muscle mass, flaky and reddish-orange skin color, and failure to grow or gain weight, but the most defining sign is the pedal edema presenting in a children’s legs("Kwashiorkor | University of Maryland Medical Center", n.d.). Most of the children have very damaged immune systems and present with other infections as well. A major infection that this disease is associated with is HIV, but other diseases include measles, diphtheria and typhoid. A lot of these children do not have the financial assistance or availability of getting proper vaccinations or treatment when they do become infected with various diseases....   [tags: Extreme Famine, Limited Food Supply]
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Extreme Apathy in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation - Extreme Apathy in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation Many authors go to great lengths to explore the limits of human experience, testing realms beyond the imagination. Anything from physical boundaries to social boundaries are broken and thus redefined; Kafka explores the life of a man turned into a bug, Nabokov examines the life of a man ruled by a sexual desire that is taboo. With so much effort focused on the extremes of life, one work, a play by John Guare entitled Six Degrees of Separation, stands out....   [tags: Guare Six Degrees Separation Essays]
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Exploring Whether Nazi Measures Towards Jews Became More Extreme With Time - Exploring Whether Nazi Measures Towards Jews Became More Extreme With Time From the initial stages of Nazi Germany, and even years before, Hitler made his hostility towards people of the Jewish faith apparent. While in prison, Hitler wrote his autobiography, ‘Mien Kampf’ written in 1924-26, he openly blamed the Jews for the German defeat of the War and all other troubles within Germany. As a result of these feeling, when Hitler came to power in 1933 many laws and actions were taken in hope to eradicate Jews from Germany....   [tags: Papers] 1174 words
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Anarchism as Merely Nineteenth Century Liberalism Taken to Its Logical Extreme - Anarchism as Merely Nineteenth Century Liberalism Taken to Its Logical Extreme - Belief in primacy of the individual, freedom (negative freedom), democracy, free-market. It can be argued that INDIVIDUALIST anarchism is classical liberalism to its logical extreme. Individualist Anarchism: - FREE market. - Highly individualistic. - Optimistic view of human nature - Stateless society. - Emphasis on freedom and civil liberties (as well as emphasis on equality) Comparison between individualist anarchism and liberalism: View on Human nature/individual: - Both believe in the primacy of the individual – highly atomistic (atomism and Stirner-egoism) Egoism implies that the individual is at the centre of the moral universe with everything revolving around them....   [tags: Papers] 1002 words
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Rastafari Culture The Extreme Ethiopian Rasta Vs. The Mellow Dallas Rasta - Rastafari Culture The Extreme Ethiopian Rasta Vs. The Mellow Dallas Rasta Many people throughout the world have a hard time understanding what it means to be a Rasta. For some their troubles in understanding Rasta’s come because they look as Rastafari as only a religion. When one does this they run into many problems. This is because Rastafari is much more than a religion. It is a way of life, a social movement, as well as a mind set. Another reason why western people have a hard time understanding Rastafari is because the movement lacks the structure that the western world is use to....   [tags: essays papers]
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Extreme Isolation: Home Schooling - Most people believe a person is born with a personality that is passed on to them through their family’s gene pool. But no one is really born with a concept of themselves. Personality, love, freedom, justice, morals, and reality are all products of social interaction; so basically humans are the social creation of society and a person’s personally is developed through socialization, This is the reason out of the home-schooling is so important and is such an essential need for people’s lives. Just ask Horace Mann because he codified the myth of empowerment through education....   [tags: Home Schooling, isolation, Horace Mann,] 671 words
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The Extreme Cruelty of the Middle Passage - There is no other experience in history where innocent African Americans encountered such a brutal torment. This infamous ordeal is called the Middle Passage or the “middle leg” of the Triangular Trade, which was the forceful voyage of African Americans from Africa to the New World. The Africans were taken from their homeland, boarded onto the dreadful ships, and scattered into the New World as slaves. 10- 16 million Africans were shipped across the Atlantic during the 1500’s to the 1900’s and 10- 15 percent of them died during the voyage....   [tags: slavery]
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Cancer From One Extreme to Another - Cancer...a small unnoticed alien to our bodies, forever evolving, growing and creating havoc in the lives of a worldwide population. An initially shocking diagnosis followed by the fear of treatment, the unknown, often affects the family members as well as patients around the globe. In 2006 my grandmother was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer that she discovered while we were on a family vacation. The fear that she must have felt as she kept it hidden from us until she was able to go home and get a proper diagnosis must have been great....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Genocide in Rwanda: Extreme Denial of Human Rights - Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali once said, "We were not realizing that with just a machete, you can do a genocide." To be candid, nobody anticipated the Rwandan Genocide that occurred in 1994. The genocide in Rwanda was an infamous blood-red blur in modern history where almost a million innocent people were murdered in cold blood. Members of the Tutsi tribe were systematically hacked or beaten to death by members of the Interahamwe, a militia made up of Hutu tribe members. In just 100 days, from April 6, 1994 to mid-July, 20% of Rwanda's population was killed; about 10,000 people a day....   [tags: war, african studies, rwandan genocide]
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Dimensions Through Physics: An Extreme Approach - As stated by the relativity laws we are able to understand the relative motion of matter at higher velocities and the phenomena of length contraction and time dilation. We have arguments stating these irregular behavior at incredible speeds. The theories put forward by many scientists just satisfy the particular need but it fails at some place and a new theory was laid to make up the gap. Do you know the real thing. Our ancestors have made the background of Physics. It is really hard to imagine if they have made a little blunder that can collapse the entire World's scientific situation....   [tags: Physics] 1284 words
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Current State of the Republican Party - ... This has always been an issues of friction in america but abortion has become more open and a more commonly used option among women. For women who do not necessarily agree with the practice of abortion they still share the idea that women should have the right to choose and make decisions that are inherently theirs because it is their body. Womens rights have always been a debated subject in american and it has only expanded over the years. Telling women they have no say in their body and their future in the way of having children is taking a drastic step backwards from the forward moving expansion of rights....   [tags: Extreme Conservatism, Immigration]
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Skydiving - Why do we skydive.      Skydiving has been around since ancient Chinese times as a form of aerial stunts. Leonardo da Vinci and the Chinese are both credited for creating the parachute, but it was really in the 18th century when France both created it and used it by basically throwing themselves out of planes. Little did anyone know that skydiving would be one of the craziest sports today. Jumping out of a plane two and a half miles up into the sky would not be someone’s idea of a normal day. As bad as two and a half miles up in the sky is, try doing it traveling at a rate of one-hundred and sixty miles per hour with just a parachute to save you....   [tags: Extreme Sports Skydive essays research papers] 902 words
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