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Highway - ... Government propaganda is involved so heavily it causes the project to go over budget, but these spending habits allow the nation’s desire to open on schedule a reality (Zeller 62). This highway employs tens of thousands of unemployed, because of the previous World War, that desire to work on the highways. The German populous comes together to build 3000km (1864mi) in three years with 124,483 men (Oster 45). Do not think, however, that this massive building push stunts the German’s quality control....   [tags: Building Roads, Freedom] 1352 words
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Thomson Highway's The Rez Sisters - Thomson Highway's The Rez Sisters Works Cited Not Included The play The Rez Sisters is written by one of Canada's most celebrated playwrights, Tomson Highway. Highway was born in 1951 in northwestern Manitoba. He went on to study at the University of Manitoba and graduated from the University of Western Ontario, with honors in Music and English. Native Literature is inspired by 'contemporary social problems facing native Canadians today; alcohol and drug abuse, suicide, wife battering, family violence, the racism of the justice system, loneliness, rejection, youth awareness, as well as modern-day environmental issues.';(P....   [tags: Thomson Highway Rez Sisters Essays Papers] 1309 words
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Dream Interpretation of the Film Lost Highway - Dream Interpretation of the Film "Lost Highway" Cop: Do you own a video camera. Renee: No. Fred hates them. Fred: I like to remember things my own way. Cop: What do you mean by that. Fred: How I remembered them. Not necessarily the way they happened. A dream can mean everything, or it can mean nothing. According to Freud, if we take its contents seriously, it has the potential to reveal things about ourselves that we scarcely believe could be true. But often the fragmented oddness of such a vision damages its credibility, and one is left wondering how something so disjointed could contain insight of any value....   [tags: Lost Highway Movie Films Dreams Essays Papers]
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Natalie Goldberg’s Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America - Natalie Goldberg’s Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America “I don’t think fate is a creature, or a lady, like some people say. It’s a tide of events sweeping us along. But I’m not a Fatalist, because I believe you can swim against it, and sometimes grasp the hands of the clock face and steal a few precious minutes. If you don’t you’re just cartwheeled along. Before you know it, the magic opportunity is lost, and for the rest of your life it lingers on in that part of your mind which dreams the very best dreams—taunting and tantalizing you with what might have been.” (from the film Flirting, 1990) “Every moment is enormous, and it is all we have” (Goldberg xii)....   [tags: Long Quiet Highway]
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Information Highway - What exactly is this “information highway”. “Think of the information highway as a library that's so new it doesn't have any shelves yet or a card catalogue to find what you need or a road you can take with information on all kinds of subjects” (The Information Highway). The ”information highway” or “information superhighway” is a term that became popularized in 1990 and is now regarded as information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a basic human need. The official project behind the information highway was the National Information Infrastructure....   [tags: essays research papers] 998 words
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Highway Bound - Highway Bound Highway 40, is it a battleground or an interstate. It is a large mass of asphalt, dark rubber tire marks burnt into pavement, tons of fast moving steel, confusion, boiling anger, mental anguish and lost souls. I view the nations first federally funded interstate as a large mass of asphalt that stretches from North Carolina to California. I have personally spent many infuriating, intense and mentally draining hours on this highway, traveling in route between Durham and Raleigh....   [tags: essays papers] 775 words
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Highway Maintenance Worker - The career I chose is Highway maintenance worker. I chose this job because I am good at working with my hands and getting involved. As well as I can operate big semi trucks and machinery that that job requires me to use. Thus I would be able to advance through ranks quickly. This career wasn’t needed until the year 1925 when the first transcontinental highway was made, state route 30. In 1921 Bureau of Public Roads was authorized to fund for the building of highways, by the Federal Highway Act. With being employed as a Highway Maintenance worker you have to be able to drive trucks to the work sites that are carrying the equipment....   [tags: Career Ambition ]
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The Highway Agency in England - ... Most of the environmental plans normally assume that the future of the business and the prevailing trends in the business environment are known. It is therefore important that the company takes a strategic approach. For instance, the Highways agency in England will have to know how it can work effectively in the political environment to sustain its survival. Some of the things that the management of the highways agency must know are, acceptance of the existence of politics, hence being ready that all its goods and services are going to be judged on the basis of politics and quality (Snedaker 2005, p.102)....   [tags: International Business ]
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Freddie Fry-Highway Brides - Freddie Fry-Highway Brides One of the cool things about writing for the Aquarian is that you get to hear a lot of really great music that doesn’t always surface within the commercial channels. New Jersey’s Freddie Fry fits right into that category with his unpretentious rock and roll sounds that might be more at home somewhere in Kentucky then down on the Jersey Shore. He isn’t plugged into the local hero squadron and prefers to roam deep within the Howard Hughes ghost-like realm. Even if you’ve bumped into Fry on the street, you probably wouldn’t recognize the man or the skill he brings to the table....   [tags: Music Review ] 1053 words
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Freddie Fry-Highway Brides - Freddie Fry-Highway Brides One of the cool things about writing for the Aquarian is that you get to hear a lot of really great music that doesn’t always surface in the usual commercial channels. New Jersey’s Freddie Fry fits right into that category with an unpretentious rock and roll style that might be more at home somewhere out in California then down here on the Jersey Shore. He isn’t plugged into the local hero squadron and prefers to roam deep outside the boardwalk territory in his own solitary Howard Hughes sector....   [tags: Music] 1203 words
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Buckley Highway on Halloween - There had been a perfect storm of circumstances which had led to the vampire, the gangster, and the witch to find themselves of lost on this unlit wooded road, swallowed by grey fog. First of all, Halloween had been kind enough to fall on a Friday this year. The second happened three weeks prior when Josh, the vampire, had received his seventeenth birthday present: a brand new Ford Explorer. And finally it was the scantily clad witch, Katie who had invited Josh—and because he was also in the room at the time, Connor—to her cousin's party forty minutes away in Wardale....   [tags: creative writing, imaginative writing] 1085 words
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Environmental Issus with Highway Expansion - Environmental Issus with Highway Expansion Since Highway 101 was completed in the early 1960s, no improvements or changes have been made and the highway has not been touched. Recently California transportation planners gave the final approval to the first expansion of Highway 101 in Santa Rosa. This raises some serious issues within the community. Although the planners have agreed to this change, members in the community have disagreements. The changes proposed consist of adding a carpool lane in both directions between Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park....   [tags: Papers] 606 words
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Cell Phones and Highway Safety - Author; Matt Sundeen Wireless telecommunication technologies are rapidly becoming a significant concern in regard to highway safety. Almost 90 million people subscribe to wireless telephone services, and 85 percent of those subscribers use their phones while driving to conduct business, report emergencies, stay in touch with loved ones, call for assistance, and report aggressive or drunk drivers. It's not just phones on the road anymore. In 1999, two major auto manufacturers -General Motors and Ford- formed agreements with telecommunications companies that will enhance wireless features in even more vehicles....   [tags: Cell Phones]
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Creative Story: State Highway - Creative Story: State Highway It was a blistering hot July afternoon, with all the windows up and the air conditioning on maximum, the young boy questioned again why he was going to take college level courses when he had only recently finished his junior year in high school. He felt like it was a million degrees inside the red minivan. As he traveled in a South direction alone Arkansas State Highway 55, with the rhythmic beet of the tires on the road, he felt as thought he could feel each bump to its fullest, they were like waves on an ocean and symbolized everything he had over come and accomplished to make this journey....   [tags: essays research papers] 843 words
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Gordon Brown - Back on the Highway to Musical Reality - Gordon Brown – Back on the highway to musical reality He’s been called everything from the “The Mayor,” to the “The G-Don” but anyone associated with entertainment here in New Jersey; specifically the Jersey Shore music scene, should know who Gordon Brown is. Whether you've heard about his major label accomplishments thru bands such as Mr. Reality or Highway 9, or you’ve spent an evening watching one of your favorite acoustic artist at The Count Basie theater or Monmouth University, he has affected your musical experiences thru his business savvy and compositional skills, helping to create new outlets for some of New Jerseys best performers while coming up with events such as Writers In The Raw and The Wave Gathering Music Festival....   [tags: Interview] 1004 words
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Application of Linear Techniques to Project Plan and Scheduling for Highway Construction - ... Firstly, the scope of the work was analyzed. Secondly, specifications of results for the completed work were to be decided. Thirdly, there was to be division of work, then budgeting the project and thereafter co-ordination and control of the work (Mishra and Soota, 2005). The first phase of the project that started around June 2009-December 2009 was the infrastructure phase. Project organization plays a very important role in this first phase of highway construction project. This initial stage of the project included all activities necessary to get the project off the ground, including user group definition, hiring and training of staff, hosting vendor visits, accumulating raw materials for the building etc....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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The Reservation vs The City in Tomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters - ... . . here in Wasy (Highway, 3). Pelajia’s desperation to leave the reserve shows her desire to experience something new and different. She longs to leave what she sees as a boring existence behind and live the last years of her life somewhere else. However Philomena insists Pelajia will never move elsewhere, which serves as a reminder that many who long to leave their place of origin never do. The experiences of Emily Dictionary serve both as somewhat of a contrast and yet contains similar ideas....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]
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The Kiss of the Fur Queen - ... Jeremiah made the association with people of color and hell that continued into adolescence. This association went far enough that as Jeremiah passed that bar he looked for the “horned creatures” (105) inside. This is a specific example that demonstrates that art can function as an educational tool. A less concert extension of this is “The Hell Hotel” (130). This image continues to associate native people with “madness [and] drinkers” (130). Again Jeremiah learned at a young age, though art, a cultural association....   [tags: Art, Education, Highway] 1383 words
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration- Boston Big Dig Disaster - Most people remember July 10, 2006 as just another regular day in their lives. As for Angel Del Valle it was the day that he lost his most pride possession in life, his wife. While they were coming through the new section of the connector tunnel from Boston heading towards the Ted Williams Tunnel the ceiling from above collapsed and immediately killed Milena Del Valle who was driving at the time. "At least 12 tons of concrete fell from the ceiling of one of Boston's Big Dig tunnels, crushing a woman in a car and again raising concerns about the integrity of the massive highway project that is the central artery through the city, A steel tieback that held a 40-foot ceiling section over Interstate 90 eastbound gave way late Monday night in the tunnel, a main access way to Boston's Logan International Airport....   [tags: American History] 1379 words
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Life's Highway of Decisions - ... The speaker chose to take the road that was not traveled. The speaker does not want to travel in someone else’s path; he wants to be different. But when the reader takes a further look at the roads, they “had worn them really about the same”, adding further difficulty to his decision. “Both roads had been worn "about the same," though his "taking" the second is based on its being less worn. The basis of selection is individuation, variation, and "difference": taking the one "less traveled by." That he "could not travel both / And be one traveler" means not only that he will never be able to return but also that experience alters the traveler; he would not be the same by the time he came back” (Faggen)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Closure of Public OHV Areas - Closure of Public OHV Areas Some years ago a new form of recreation came about known as an Off Highway Vehicle(OHV). Today these high powered, light weight vehicles come in many forms with anywhere from four to two wheels. There are many areas across the United States for such vehicles to be driven but as of today there are some groups out there who wish to close the areas in which these vehicles can be used. One area in particular, located outside of Yuma on the California and Arizona border has been subjected to many threats recently and those who use the land for its recreational purposes have had to fight to keep the land that was originally granted to them for use by the US government....   [tags: Off Highway Vehicles Transportation Essays]
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Book Review: Divided Highways - Since the beginning of the United States the American people have been on the move. Public transportation has played a major role in the development of this nation and in bringing its citizens together. In the book “Divided Highways”, author Tom Lewis takes the reader on a journey of the building of the Interstates and the consequences(good and bad) that came from them. Lewis believes that the Interstates are a physical characteristic of America and that it shows “all our glory and our meanness; all our vision and our shortsightedness”(xiv)....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Heritage of Blue Highways - Heritage of Blue Highways In the country travelers' Bible, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon takes a journey into his Native American heritage as well as into the heart of American culture. As a person of mixed ancestry, Least Heat Moon wishes to seek the history and experiences of his past in his travels. He is especially interested in the Native American element of his heritage because he had no knowledge of his ancestry as he was growing up. At the point at which he begins his journey, after being a student and scholar of Renaissance literature, Least Heat Moon is able to identify more freely with his past ("Whispers..." 58-60)....   [tags: Blue Highways] 811 words
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Nature and Procreation in Blue Highways - Nature and Procreation in Blue Highways In the book of a rustic American journey, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon continually characterizes the land he travels with simple, natural references. Least Heat Moon repeatedly gives the nature he discovers on his journey very fertile, prolific qualities. The essays often contains vivid physical descriptions of the environment, particularly its natural beauty. Least Heat Moon ponders human existence and its interference with the environment....   [tags: Blue Highways] 562 words
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Forgotten People of the Blue Highways - Forgotten People of the Blue Highways Journeying along the back roads of the blue highways of the road maps, William Least Heat Moon discovers the forgotten people of America in Blue Highways. In the beginning, his trip seems to be motivated by anger and disillusion. But when readers look deeper into the story, they see that Least Heat Moon focuses the attention on how to "climb out of a world which he realized was impersonal and materialistic" (Lyons 63). By avoiding the large cities, he focuses his attention on the forgotten civilizations....   [tags: Blue Highways] 639 words
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Coming Full Circle in Blue Highways - Coming Full Circle in Blue Highways In his traveling diary, Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon takes a trip to various destinations of unknown worth. His American back roads tour is characterized by the pattern of taking a journey that follows a circle. Least Heat Moon's circular journey is both literal and spiritual. His travels circle the nation, and he gathers history and personality from all corners of America. More importantly, however, Least Heat Moon sets out to fully explore and find himself....   [tags: Blue Highways] 644 words
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The Effects of Highways and Automobiles on Urban American Character - The development of the United States Highway System has had negative impacts on the urban character of our country’s cities. One of the main catalysts, if not the main catalyst, of urban sprawl has been the development of transportation. It has made it extremely convenient and easy for people to move farther out of the inner city and develop rural America. As a result many prominent cities across our country have felt the effects of sprawl through diminished downtown economies. Highways have also played a key role in the standardization of American urban environments....   [tags: transportation, suburban, ] 1308 words
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Blue Highways, Leaves of Grass and the Parkdale Library - Blue Highways, Leaves of Grass and the Parkdale Library I don't know what exactly I expected to find at the library that summer. Rows of gleaming shelves and neatly stacked books, probably. No sound but the humming of fluorescent lights and the thump of rubber stamps. The librarians would be demure types - soft-spoken and intellectual. I thought of the place itself as a sort of solemn temple to the written word. With these images in mind, I was startled by my first glimpse of the employees' workroom....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1141 words
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A Study of the Trans-Texas Corridor and How it Affects Texans - A Study of the Trans-Texas Corridor and How it Affects Texans      Everything is bigger in Texas. That’s what a lot of Texans what Americans and people around the world to know – you don’t mess with Texas. In the 1950’s, when President Eisenhower created the first Interstate plan for the country and implemented new roads in almost every single state, it was the largest engineering feat in the modern world. Now, almost half a century later, Governor Rick Perry is set to break that record, with the costliest, largest, and most incredible-sized proportion Texas Trans-Corridor, dubbed the “Texas Superhighway,” a 4000 mile, $175 billion dollar project that won’t be completely functional for another fifty years (Perry)....   [tags: Texas Super Highways Transportation Essays]
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Thailand Highways Management Project - Thailand Highways Management Project (P075173) Group 3 1. Praphop Anantakoon St101942 2. Lam Quynh Tho St102016 3. Phan Thanh Nga St102056 4. Trinh Thi Kim Phuong St102015 5. Nguyen Thuy Hang St102062 6. Probal Dutta St101941 SOM, May 2005 TABLE OF CONTENT I - INTRODUCTION: 3 1.The rationale of the study. 3 2.The Project Background. 3 2.1. The Project Information: 3 2.2....   [tags: Papers] 6784 words
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Automobile Safety - Slaughter on the Highways - Slaughter on the Highways If there is one thing that is largely ignored in our society, it is the sheer slaughter that takes place daily on our roads and motorways/highways. It just doesn't get the same media and political attention as crime and drugs do, even though the number of road deaths is far greater than in both of these categories. When politicans want to raise their popularity they nearly always talk about the high number of deaths from drugs and the like, and what measures they are going to introduce to bring these down....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1685 words
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Proposal for the Installation of Emergency Telephones On Highways in Connecticut - Proposal for the Installation of Emergency Telephones On Highways in Connecticut Introduction I propose to install emergency telephones along Connecticut highways. Connecticut highways do not provide immediate help for emergencies. Daily, there is a 50/50 change of an accident or emergency happening. There are 45 and up to 70 emergencies in the Greater Hartford area alone. Proposal This report proposes that emergency telephones be installed on Connecticut highways. They would offer efficient ways to get help immediately for emergency situations and also would decrease the chances of crime that may occur while people have to wait for help....   [tags: Proposal Paper]
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The Dwight D. Eisenhower Interstate System - ... The Interstates were numbered with the highest numbered highways in the north and east, which was the opposite of the US Routes, which the highest numbers were in the west and south (Weingroff)(“Interstate System”). The new highways displaced many prominent US Routes, such as Route 66 (with I-40), Route 99 (with I-5), Route 40 over the Sierra Nevada Mountains (with I-80), and Route 10 over the Cascade Mountains and Rocky Mountains (with I-90). In total, the new Interstate Highway System totals over 46,000 miles of highway, and having easier transportation allows for easier business, and any towns on these Interstates tend to receive greater business than when there were no Interstates (“Interstate System”)....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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Reversing The Speed Limit Raise in Forestville - The argument that Forestville should reverse a decision it made six months ago to raise its speed limit by 10MPH due to a 15% rise in accidents because accidents in Elmsford, a neighboring region, declined slightly, is inconclusive. A base line study of traffic pattern disruptions and speed variances in Forestville and Elmsford comparing demographic data, location, rate, and type of accidents for more than six months might determine significant risk factors. Federal studies suggest that accidents rise if speed limits are raised on highways by as much as 5% for each 4 MPH but on moderate speed limit roads, no such relationship exists....   [tags: City Government] 661 words
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Traffic Camera Monitoring Systems: Is the Safety Aspect Illusory? - Traffic Monitoring Camera Systems: Is the Safety Aspect Illusory. In the past decade, American citizens have seen an increasingly common sight: the onslaught of electronic monitoring devices being placed at traffic lights and intersections with the sole purpose of recording driver behavior to issue citations; all in the name of safety. The proliferation of these traffic safety cameras, which has spread in unprecedented numbers to ever-smaller towns, is undoubtedly controversial, and has sparked much debate between citizens, police departments, federal agencies, and civil rights groups....   [tags: Traffic Safety]
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What Is Operations Research - This is an Engineering Research Paper. What is operations research. Operations research is the application of the methods of science to complex problems arising in the direction and management of large systems of men, machines material, and money in industry, business, government and defense. The distinctive approach is to develop a scientific model of the system, incorporating measurements of factors such as chance and risk, with which to predict and compare the outcomes of alternative decisions, strategies or controls....   [tags: essays research papers] 2527 words
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Recycling Center Environmental Impact Statement - ... Alternatives The preferred alternative for the recycling center project is to construct a modern recycling center that utilizes sorting technology to separate recyclable materials. The recycling center would occupy a currently vacant property and would be built approximately half a mile from an existing waterway. Construction would involve creating a new asphalt road from highway 99 to the new recycling facility. By placing the recycling center away from the highway it places the recycling center farther from the waterway alleviating concerns of leeching of hazardous waste and water contamination....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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How Culture, Communication, and Structure Affect the Success of a Business - How Culture, Communication, and Structure Affect the Success of a Business This report will consider how culture, communication, and structure affect the success of the business. The report will explain how quality assurance and control systems help the business to add value to its products and services This report will be compiled by the following methods : Osbourne advanced business The internet (www.highwaynurseries.co.uk) Also my partner works at the business that I will be studying and interviewed the owner MR M.J High Chosen business: Highway nurseries and garden nurseries and garden centre Address: London Road Framingham Pigot Norwich Highway nurseries and garden centre is constantly developing....   [tags: Papers] 2938 words
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Raymond George Neher - Because roads, streets, highways, boulevards, and freeways are an everyday part of our life, they understandably are part of our art. In the foreground or the background, they secure our art to reality, serve as symbols, or twist and turn in ways never dreamed by the imagination. Raymond Neher used roads and highways as his subject in many of his paintings. He began painting for his own benefit, because he “Enjoyed putting brush to canvas.” Raymond George Neher was born in Orange, New Jersey on September 14, 1943; he was the only child to Rudolph Neher and Evelyn Posadzki....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Traffic Monitoring Camera Systems: Is the Safety Aspect Illusory? - Abstract With the significant increase of traffic monitoring camera systems, the debate on their safety, effectiveness and Constitutionality has increased. The purpose of this research is to present arguments from each side of the issue and the compare statistics on the subject in order to make a determination of whether these systems are more beneficial or detrimental to public safety, and whether public interest or financial gain is the core component in the implementation of the camera systems....   [tags: Traffic Safety ]
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Miami is a Commuter’s Nightmare - Miami: A Commuter’s Nightmare Several surveys have shown the city of Miami to be one of the least preferable cities in which to drive. Every morning there is an exodus of Biblical proportions, as thousands or cars tightly pack into highways six lanes wide. More discouraging about driving in Miami is the mind-numbingly slow pace with which traffic moves. Moreover, bumper-to-bumper traffic causes many minimal damage accidents that ironically have larger, more negative, effects on traffic congestion than they actually should....   [tags: Traffic]
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Traffic and Urban Congestion: 1955-1970 - Traffic and Urban Congestion: 1955-1970 In 1960, Great Britain still had no urban freeways. But with the ownership of private cars becoming ever more common, the problem of congestion in British cities was unavoidable. Investigating the possibilities of freeways as alleviators of big-city traffic jams, the government-sponsored Buchanan Report was pessimistic: ... the study shows the very formidable potential build-up of traffic as vehicular ownership and usage increase to the maximum. The accommodation of the full potential is almost certainly beyond any practical possibility of being realized....   [tags: American America History] 1562 words
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Communication Technology and Canadian Identity - Communication Technology and Canadian Identity Introduction We are in the middle of a global information revolution driven by the rise and convergence of information and communication technologies. The telecommunications sector is changing at warp speed, driven by technological innovation that results in new fragmenting and regionalizing entity. I will examine some of the many forms of cultural fragmentation that take place due to the structure of Canada’s mass media industry. First I will discuss in general basic information about the Internet being a very strong communication tool and then discuss communication technology in the Canadian context....   [tags: Canadian Culture Essays]
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Automobile Speeding - Automobile Speeding Humans in the twentieth century live in an era characterized by an unrelenting desire for speed. The ability to go faster and accomplish more often seems to be the option of choice. Everything from the information super highway to the interstate highway is dominated by this need for speed. Whether it is fast food or fast cars, more powerful search engines or automobile engines, the fact of the matter is people rarely stop to catch their breath. Ever since the wheel people have tried to get from point A to B in as little time as possible....   [tags: Papers] 1672 words
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Litter Control - Litter Control Litter control is not only an important issue to me but to this state and country. Programs such as Keep America Beautiful and adopt-a-highway are designed to promote a clean environment by educating people and creating projects to help improve the environment (Keeping America Beautiful). Growing up I learned the importance of having a clean environment. It improves the quality of life, it increases your confidence level, and it makes you proud of your community. I feel strongly about this issue because there are a lot of people who just do not care....   [tags: Environment Ecology Littering]
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The Rift in Society - ... In “Geography of Nowhere” by James Kuntsler, he describes all that is wrong with the American landscape, specifically citing the American automobile as the problem where all the devastation stemmed from. Kuntsler alludes to Americans becoming enslaved by their cars, which not only destroy the environment, but also the communities affected by the cars. Kunstler decries everything about automobiles stating that, “cars are evil” referring to their avid destruction of the relationship between the people and the planet....   [tags: Sociology ] 1259 words
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High Cost of Urban Sprawl - ... Census of Agriculture reported a decline in farmland acres from about 938.3 million in 2002 to about 922.1 million in 2007, a loss of 1.7 percent. The loss of farmland would reduce the quality and quantity of food supply due to the possible shortcoming of arable agricultural lands. As a consequence, the price of food would increase skyrocketing as the food supply lag behind the increasing demand. Traffic Problems Urban sprawl is a type of development that is highly dependent on automobile....   [tags: Urban Development ]
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America Needs a Aational Speed Limit - ... “In the year after the National Maximum Speed Law was enacted, road fatalities declined 16.4%, from 54052 in 1973 to 45196 in 1974.” It is clear from this information that increased speeds leads to many more fatalities on the road. People should recognize that human lives are worth more than getting to a destination a little faster. Researchers will say that higher death tolls follow an increase in the speed limit, while lower death tolls follow a decrease in the speed limit (Friedman, Hedeker, and Richter 1-4)....   [tags: Argumentative]
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Basic Public Speaking - Introduction: I. Attention Getter: When cruising down the highway, watch out. What was that. A bird, a plane, no it was a big boulder of coal falling from the coal truck onto the highway. What next. There went my headlight, and my quarter panel. Look out. Close the sunroof. II. Thesis: My pet peeve coal truck drivers, they are everywhere. It’s not safe to drive on the roads anymore. III. Preview: Every person in this room had to drive or is driven to get here. Did you pay attention to how many coal trucks you passed....   [tags: essays research papers] 475 words
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Keep my Camera Rolling in Dubai - Riding on the roads of Dubai is essentially a fieldtrip in itself. There is so much to see form the drop-dead architecture to the metro; from the vigorously kept grass to the natural desert, and of course the tantalizing advertisements. Whether it’s a new product or a new city you’ll see it… on cardboard. Oh, did I mention the expensive line-up of luxury cars that roam around too. The highway is surrounded by high rises and each one has its own unique architecture. Being a rather futuristic/touristy city all the buildings seem to have adapted a code....   [tags: Dubai, India, travel,] 529 words
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