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The Case for Mercy-Killing - Two patients share a hospital room. By miraculous circumstance, they are both suffering identical cases of late stage terminal cancer, and both have expressed firmly that they don’t want their lives to be artificially extended. Patient A has contracted a hospital-borne infection, and will die quickly if this infection is not treated. This being the case, the doctors decide to take no action, allowing Patient A to die from the infection. This raises the question: what does this choice imply for Patient B....   [tags: Euthanasia, Mercy-killing, Assisted Suicide] 1499 words
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Mary-Rose MacColl’s Novel, Killing Superman - As a new light begins to dawn on the Vietnam War era, revealing several stories about the effects of PTSD on veterans and their children, it is time that the story about Australian Vietnam veterans and their families is told. Good Morning Ladies and Gentleman of the Film Institute, today I’m going to convince you to turn Mary-Rose MacColl’s brilliant novel, Killing Superman, into a movie. Killing Superman focuses on the story of Scott, the son of a Vietnam War Hero who died in mysterious circumstances....   [tags: Killing Superman Essays] 1213 words
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Dealing with Loss in Killing the Bear - Dealing with Loss in Killing the Bear Often things that we experience as children have lasting affects on us that creep up when we least expect them. In Judith Minty's story "Killing the Bear", a woman finds herself in just such a situation. She finally deals with something that happened to her as a young child that she probably never even realized was bothering her. In this story the central character painfully comes to grips with a major loss of security from her childhood. Throughout "Killing the Bear" the author flips back and forth from the story at hand and seemingly only loosely related anecdotes about the main character and bears....   [tags: Minty Killing the Bear Essays] 731 words
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Psychoanalytic Analysis of Killing the Grubs - Psychoanalytic Analysis of Killing the Grubs The psychoanalytic approach to an open text enables the reader to establish the difference between the good and the evil, and notice the importance of aggression in the words. The reader can even understand the characters' motives, which in turn help the reader become part of the story. "According to the Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature the psychoanalytic approach is "...a valuable tool in understanding not only literature but human nature and their individual selves as well " (Guerin 156)." The reader is able to see the experiences of one character and predict how he/she will react to their environment....   [tags: Killing Grubs Essays] 874 words
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The Killing Fields of Cambodia - Are they Worth Remembering? - The Killing Fields of Cambodia - Are they Worth Remembering. “I know of no parallel to the conditions which have been experienced in Cambodia over the past decade to any other experience I have had. In the case of post-war Europe, there is the vast tragedy of the concentration camps . . . but thank God, the world had an immediate reaction and to this moment, there has been a sensitivity to events which happened forty years ago. But, in the case of Cambodia, for some extraordinary reason, I am left with the strong impression that the world wants to forget the tragedy in Cambodia – they want to forget it!” SIR ROBERT JACKSON, deputy Secretary-General, United Nations January 1983 (qtd....   [tags: Killing Fields of Cambodia]
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Pity the Bear in Judith Minty's story, Killing the Bear - Pity the Bear in Judith Minty's story, Killing the Bear  Judith Minty's story, "Killing the Bear," is a rather chilling tale about a woman who shoots a bear to death. The story is not merely a simple account of the incident however. It is full of stories and facts about bears, which affect how the reader reacts to the story. In the beginning, the reader expects the bear to be portrayed as a cold-blooded monster who must be killed for the safety of the primary character however this expectation is foiled throughout the story and the reader sees the bear in a very different light....   [tags: Minty Killing the Bear Essays] 846 words
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Abortion: Killing a Fetus is Killing a Person - ... In 1950s, about a million abortions were practiced per year in the US, and over a thousand women died each year as a result. Considering American ethics and values, death is morally wrong. Therefore, the killing of unborn fetuses is morally wrong as well. For that reason, abortion should be outlawed and considered as a cruel, unnatural and absolutely immoral human act. The first reason abortion should not be accepted because it is not fetus, it is murder. The process of an abortion is grislier than most other form of death....   [tags: safety, morals, adoption] 707 words
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The Trauma of Killing - The United States military continues to engage in one of the longest periods of combat operations in our nation’s history. One of the results is an increase in the amount of persons suffering Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) (2000), a precursor to PTSD is the experience of an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury to self or others. Grossman (2009) argues that an additional factor, the emotional and spiritual response to killing another human being, also takes a tremendous toll on the mental health of returning soldiers....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Ethics of Killing an Intelligent Species - Waves of excitement roll through the arena as walls of water pound the splash zone.  The entertainers flip and dive in response to the cheers of the crowd.  Initially, the dolphins’ smile appears to reflect the mood of the audience, when in reality, the fixated expression protects a multi-million dollar industry.  The T.V. show Flippersparked a phenomenon as dolphins became in demand for entertainment, however, their world is not one of enjoyment.  Humans are not the only species capable of deception, and the dolphins’ facial facade hides the turmoil within....   [tags: Killing Dolphins 2014]
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Killing The Innocent - Fetal abortions can cause major physical harm to the patient’s body; and those who are lucky enough not to be physically harmed by abortion, are emotionally and mentally scarred by them. However, there are people who support this harmful and immoral act of life taking. Their views and reasons however, do not change the fact that abortion is immoral and should be made illegal. When a pregnant woman puts herself in the position to have an abortion, she is putting her life in danger, as well as her physical being....   [tags: Abortion, argumentative, persuasive] 885 words
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Killing the Whales - In 1986, The International Whaling Commission (IWC) implemented a moratorium to stop commercial whaling. Many people believe that this would save the whales and end forever the industrial slaughter that had decimated the many different species. Being an animal lover and just getting back from Florida for over a year, I realized how beautiful and important the ocean and the animals that live in it are. In Florida I saw many different types of ocean species, but I have never seen a whale in real life....   [tags: Downside of Whaling]
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“Killing with Kindness” - “Killing with Kindness” was written by American Anthropologist Mark Schuller, he did research and fieldwork on globalization, the outreach of NGOs and development in Haiti. Basically, this book shed a light upon Haitian people who are living in poverty, violence and most recently the destruction and devastation of two earthquakes. Which left many poor people homeless, many die due to the collapse of buildings, starvation of food, and shortage of medical supplies. Schuller’s mission was to help the Haitian people....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1399 words
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Killing Their Innocence - ... How do we as society come to see our youth play-shooting family members as normal?. This is unacceptable. And here is where I take my stand: We as the role models for the next generation need to stop standing idly by as our children become more and more desensitized to wanton violence in our media. In the long run, apps and games have a strong, long-lasting effect on the youth of today’s modern age, and we as guides to said youth are failing miserably. One study from the American Academy of Pediatrics has shown that 90% of today’s parents don’t bother to check the ratings on what games they allow their children to play (Eakes, PBS)....   [tags: desentizing our children through media violence]
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Killing The Flesh - The principles revealed in this book are inspired truths geared towards teaching you from a biblical standpoint, on how to kill (crucify, mortify) the flesh. As we have learned, the flesh is represented as the carnal mind; it is the Adamic nature, or the old man in its unregenerate state. The carnal, worldly way of thinking separates the person from the spiritual things that consist of God. If one is to truly succeed and reap the benefits of eternal life, they must realize that it can only be achieved through the grace of God, by acknowledging and repenting of their sins....   [tags: Christianity] 560 words
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The Justifications of Merciless Killing by the U.S - A country that always makes itself seem as the peacekeeper, builds an enormous weapon to destroy and harm a country, and justifies it by making it seem as if the other country, Japan, was the one who brought it upon themselves. Is it possible that a country, like the United States, could be as ruthless as Hitler himself. The press release given to the public by President Truman attempts to justify the need for the use of a potent weapon, while diverting the attention from the harmful effects: however, other documents such as, Truman’s Diary, a survivor’s story and recent newspapers recognize the harmful effects and the amount of destruction that would be a result of the weapon being used....   [tags: American Government, Hitler, Hiroshima]
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The Laws are killing the Right to Die - Is breaking an unjust law justified or punishable. Unjust laws cause people to rebel because they go against their beliefs. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone goes against the law to help her family member. The pressures of society cause Antigone and modern day physicians to go against the laws and take action on events that no one else is going to act upon because they do not have the courage to do so. Patients suffering from a terminally ill disease that give their consent to the doctor, give the right to their doctor to euthanize them....   [tags: Breaking the Law, Justifiable, Punishable]
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The Unethical of Euthanasia or Mercy Killing - ... Euthanasia will place the power of saving or ending lives in the hands of healthcare providers. Determining whether a person life is in worth living or not is the ethical dilemma, because as individuals we have a different perception on life. For example, for someone who been living with pain for several year has acceptable the fact that they are dying of cancer, but the healthcare provider sees this patient as being in a great deal of pain and the only way to help this patient is through euthanasia....   [tags: murder, healthcare, life, ethical] 801 words
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Not Permiting Euthanasia the Mercy Killing - ... Doing so interrupts the arrangement God has established for us on Earth as humans (“Euthanasia and Physician”). The practice of euthanasia can lead to abuse. Euthanasia sends out the message it is better for a person to be dead rather than sick or disabled. Not only does that devalue a person’s status as a human but puts them at risk. Because euthanasia is mercy killing, or the deliberate ending of a person who has a condition that cannot be healed, someone can kill a person who does not want to die and use euthanasia as a cover for their crime....   [tags: plan, interfere, death] 1365 words
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The Hippocratic Oath of Killing Patients - Pamela Bone, an American author, once said, “I'm not afraid of being dead. I'm just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there.” For terminally ill patients, euthanasia may be a choice for some. Being euthanized would end any suffering a loved one is forced to face while on their deathbed. It gives the patient the option to no longer prolong his or her last breath in agony, but rather under their own wish. It would be selfish to hold onto the relative only because the family does not want them to pass away, especially when the patient wanted to....   [tags: euthanasia, pamela bone, patients]
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Stalking: The Killing of Actress RebeccaShaeffer - Stalking up until the late 80’s was never recognized by state or federal law and was never publicized until the killing of actress Rebecca Shaeffer, most notable role “My Sister Sam.” Shaeffer was living in California at the time of her murder. She was murdered by her stalker of two years, Robert John Bardo. Before, stalking laws, he would have been labeled as an obsessed fan. It took the actions of an actress being murder before any state or federal legislators to see a need for anti-stalking laws....   [tags: stalking law , justice, safety]
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His Bromance Is Killing the Romance - It’s great that your man has a best friend he can share all that boy stuff with, but this friend is becoming your love rival, how do you deal with this ‘significant other’. By Wairimu Gikenye Women are aware that men do have a best friend too, the guy in his life he just cannot let go off - his most trusted ally and confidant. A more fitting term used in Kenyan colloquial would be “his boy”. This is the unique phenomenon that is a ‘bromance’- a purely platonic relationship between 2 heterosexual males bonding over common interests and life experiences....   [tags: friend, interests, feeling, relationship] 741 words
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The Phenomenon of Spree Killing - ... Another example of a spree killer that targets specific people goes by the name Raoul Moat. He had an extreme revenge on his relationships with close people, such as his mother, girlfriend and mainly the police. As he was told his girlfriend is seeing a police officer. Even though, Roual’s revenge was extreme, spree killers are not crazed, by means of that, he knew exactly what he was doing. Spree killers are also not known to the police. They are frustrated as their lives have not gone the way they wanted....   [tags: environmental, physical & behavioral factors] 1266 words
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TARGETED KILLING: A JUSTIFIED ACT - Extrajudicial killings, or targeted killings as it is sometimes called, is the “deliberate, specific targeting and killing, by a government or its agents, of a supposed terrorist or of a supposed ‘unlawful combatant’ (i.e., one taking a direct part in hostilities in the context of an armed conflict) who is not in that government's custody” (“Targeted Killing”, Wikipedia). For years, targeted killings have been an integral part of modern warfare and in recent times has also integrated itself into the everyday law enforcement....   [tags: Warfare ]
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The Killing Fields, an Injustice - We live in a world where deaths of celebrities and government officials take front page news, and are supported by fundraisers, and memorials in the memory of these people. Not to mention the countless internet posts about them. Two million innocent people were tortured and killed in cold blood just as digital cameras were becoming a part of our everyday life. This is too recent to forget about the wrongdoings that these people were put through by their dictator, Pol Pot. This genocide shows some similarities to the South African Apartheid that segregated races for the belief that one race was superior to the others....   [tags: genocide, Pol Pot, Cambodia]
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Are Scented Candles Killing You? - Are Scented Candles Killing You. Some believe that scented candles are helpful in covering smells and also with aromatherapy. Others believe scented candles, air fresheners, and some oils are very harmful to the body and could be killing you. So, what are scented candles really doing to your body. The sense of smell is one of our strongest senses. Melissa Breyer states, “What’s clear is that we thrive on good smells; and it seems to me like we have been subtly strong-armed into thinking that synthetic “fresh” smells are better than the natural smells of living” (Breyer)....   [tags: toxins, allergy, chemicals]
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Alcohol Is Killing Our Youth - ... Although there is persistent government advertisement campaigns like ‘One punch can kill’, it is clear that intoxicated people can not rely on their morals or ethics when in these situation, so strategies need to be devised. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss what needs to happen to axe alcohol fueled violence indefinitely and discuss why it is such an epidemic. Because alcohol IS killing our youth. In today’s day and age, Alcohol is a drug that is severely abused and underestimated....   [tags: substance abuse] 558 words
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Systematic Killing in Darfur, Sudan - A disaster is unfolding in Darfur, a region on the western side of Sudan. Currently, the people of Darfur have been continually assaulted by the Sudanese army and by other private armies controlled by Sudan’s government. One of these armed forces is called the Janjaweed and some believe it means, “Devil on horseback” or from the Persian language (Farsi) believe it translates to, “warrior”. In Darfur, families are being murdered, raped, and starved by the thousands. Innocent civilians in Darfur continue to be victims of unthinkable brutality since 2003....   [tags: Genocide]
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Legalized Killing Should Be Abolished - Capital punishment, also called death penalty, is the punishment by death for a crime, and the only form of legalized killing. It may be carried out by electrocution, hanging, lethal injection, gas chamber, and firing squad. The death penalty has been banished in over one hundred and thirty countries, and it has been abolished in every industrialized nation except for the United States of America. In the United States, capital punishment has been an extremely controversial issue that divides the country and leads to disharmony....   [tags: Capital Punishment]
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Stop Killing for Fur Coats - ... In modern times, fur is still seen as a piece of fashion that represents wealth. Demand for furs gradually became so great that hunting the animals became feeble and inefficient. Thus creating a need for collecting a lot of fur with little time and effort. Fur farming fulfilled this necessity. However, fur farming became both controversial and expensive. To compensate, faux fur was created. Using synthetic hair, faux fur resembles real fur closely. Organizations like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, have pressured fashion companies to use faux fur instead of real fur (Conjecture)....   [tags: slaughter, farms, faux] 1694 words
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Is Targeted Killing Justified? - Definition of Targeted Killing: In a report from May 2010, the United Nations General Assembly defined targeted killing as “premeditated acts of lethal force employed by states in times of peace or during armed conflict to eliminate specific individuals outside their custody.” The concept of targeted killing is not a new term; however, it has only recently entered the forefront of international relations in the post-9/11 world. Per the Council of Foreign Relations, the policy of targeted killing first gained worldwide recognition when the Israeli government admitted to targeting alleged Palestinian terrorists....   [tags: armed conflict, peace, terrorists]
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Rationalization of Mass Killing - According to former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, “there is no rationality at all about ethnic conflict. It is gut, it is hatred”(Z). Despite this claim however, many political scientists assert that mass killing is rational, and serves a purpose to those who instigate it: two such theorists, Barry Posen and Benjamin Valentino, present two differing philosophies. Posen presents a theory for mass killings that focuses on the realist school of thought, and therefore mainly on the concept of security dilemma and anarchy....   [tags: Barry Posen v. Benjamin Valentino philosphies] 2903 words
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Joy of Killing Animals - It is a beautiful, crisp spring morning, and there is not a cloud in the sky. Tommy, an avid hunter, decides to take advantage of the weather and go hunting. Quietly, he finds a spot in the woods and settles. He takes in the scenery. Hunting has become one of his favorite activities on the weekends; he doesn’t eat any of the animals he kills, but he enjoys the thrilling feeling that runs down his spine as he takes down a big buck. Suddenly, Tommy hears a rustling in the leaves. A sudden noise has alerted his senses, and he spots a squirrel scurrying up a tree....   [tags: Illegal Hunting, Animal Abuse]
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Abortion: Killing the Innocent - Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures performed in the United States each year. The ninth amendment gave women the legal right to abort since 1789. Abortion has been thought of as a legal form of murder. Some argue that it is not murder, but a mother’s right. This gives women the opportunity to take the easy way out, which is selfish. More than 40% of all women will end a pregnancy by abortion at some time in their reproductive life. Abortion is taking another’s life, a life that you created and is dependent on you....   [tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] 463 words
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Ted Bundy's Killing Spree - Introduction Theodore Robert Cowell known as Ted Bundy is one of the most well-known serial killers. Bundy began terrorizing the United States in Seattle in1974 until 1978. The Approximations of his murder count is from anywhere 30-100 victims. The final number is unknown. Bundy took advantage of his good looks and charming personality to lure countless women. Childhood Ted Bundy was born at the Elizabeth Lung Home for Unwed Mother in Vermont, to a woman named Eleanor Louise Cowell. The father was never identified, but Eleanor’s family suspected that her abusive father was Bundy’s biological father....   [tags: Criminology ]
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Obesity is Killing Us - Obesity Is Killing Us Many will agree that anytime they get the opportunity to indulge themselves in foods that are unhealthy for them they’ll take it, but is the unhealthy weight gain and potential health risks really worth it. Obesity in adults has doubled since 1980, while childhood obesity has more than tripled (Levi and Lavizzo- Mourey 5-6). The unhealthy foods being consumed daily is affecting many American’s physically, emotionally, and mentally. It’s a big problem that is constantly growing throughout the United States....   [tags: Food, Unhealthy Eating Habits, Epidemic]
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Killing the Killer Whale - ... After drilling of the teeth, the area must be washed thoroughly every day for the rest of the particular orca’s life. Bad dental issues can lead to many other health problems such as infections, pneumonia, and even a heart attack. Orcas are also constantly receiving antibiotics, which causes “…disruption of normal bacterial flora in the gut, malnutrition, and susceptibility of the host to opportunistic pathogens such as fungi and yeast.” The orcas also get a great deal of sunburn because there is no protection from it in such a shallow pool....   [tags: Orca trafficking, inhumane acts]
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Honor Killing - According to Webster’s dictionary, honor killing is, “the traditional practice in some countries of killing a family member who is believed to have brought shame on the family.” Honor killings take place all over the world, even in contemporary societies. One society that still participates in honor killings is Britain. According to a Newsweek article, a father killed his fifteen-year-old daughter. It was said that she had started to date a secret boyfriend, and after the family found out, a family council decided death was the best option....   [tags: religion, morality, abuse]
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Honor Killing - Human rights are thought to be the basic rights that each human holds regardless of sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion or other discriminating factors (Human Rights, retrieved from www.amnestyusa.org). War crimes, segregation, genocide, and crimes against humanity are among the most serious violations of human rights. Honor is seen as a proud name, public esteem, and a showing of respect. Dishonor results in honor killings in many regions around the world, violating human rights. According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), 5000 women across the world were killed in the name of honor in the year 2000, although the actual number may be higher because of unregistered or falsely reported ca...   [tags: Human Rights]
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Mercy Killing - Mercy Killing There is an immense debate about whether terminally ill people should be able to control their own death. Most people probably wish for an eternal painless life unfortunately that is not the case. Lives seem to end just about every day around the world. Some are accidents, some are suicides, and others are murders. In just about all states in the United States of America, euthanasia is illegal, and it is considered a criminal act. Many believe that because patients are suffering too much as it is with their illness that they should be able to control their life....   [tags: Euthanasia Essays]
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Killing Me? - People trust their physicians to know how to diagnose what is wrong with them using diagnostic skills which include patient interview, medical tests and physical observation. We have become accustomed the mindset that there is a pill to fix what is making US feel bad. Doctors in the United States of America a lot less than 20 minutes for each patient, and this time most people would never think to ask the physician if there is more than one way to treat their illness. In fact most people do not ask their physician any questions at all....   [tags: Medical Science]
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Nazi Killing Squads - How did the Nazis kill so many people . This question is important because somehow the Nazis managed to kill over 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, the S.S deployed Killing Squads which were characterized by their tactics, important dates,and their impact on the Final Solution. Killing Squads managed to find a fast killing tactic. This is a crucial part of the topic because figuring out how Killing Squads kill could show why they were able to kill so many Jews, Gypsies, and Communist leaders....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust, genocide] 541 words
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Children Killing Children - According to a study by Dr. Suzanne Lego crime has decreased in the past 10 years in all but one area, youth violence. Dr. Lego states that a study conducted by Dr. Joyce Brothers reveals that when a gun in placed on a table in a room where children are playing, and with no one making physical contact with the gun, aggressiveness increases in the level of play. According to Dr. Lego, the same behavior was expressed when a television was tuned to a violent, action packed program (Lego). It is my opinion that this increased level of aggression does not disappear simply because the cause of the aggression has been removed....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Horrors of Killing Centers During the Holocaust - Poland was devastated when German forces invaded their country on September 1, 1939, marking the beginning of World War II. Still suffering from the turmoil of World War I, with Germany left in ruins, Hitler's government dreamt of an immense, new domain of "living space" in Eastern Europe; to acquire German dominance in Europe would call for war in the minds of German leaders (World War II in Europe). The Nazis believed the Germans were racially elite and found the Jews to be inferior to the German population....   [tags: nazi, experimentation, massacre ]
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Killing Centers of World War Two - Only two decades after World War I, the deadliest and most widespread war of all time broke out. It became known as World War II. World War II started when Germany invaded Poland in 1939.The Nazis played a major role in this war of monumental proportions (World War II). Adolf Hitler was the master mind behind the schemes of the Nazis (Adolf Hitler). The Nazis established killing centers for efficient mass murders (Killling Centers: An Overview). Unlike concentration camps, which served as labor and detention centers, killing centers were only used for killing non-Aryan individuals....   [tags: nazis, gas, murder]
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Peter Singer's Views on the Killing of Animals - ... This means that every being can suffer, therefore there is no excuse for the suffering to not be taken into account. Even if the suffering is different, it does not change the fact that it is suffering. He adds that an object that cannot suffer or have any feeling whatsoever, is not included. This may mean that an object that is not living cannot be compared to an animal. In addition, Singer recognizes that it is better for scientists to experiment on animals than on humans. He says, “Normal adult human beings have mental capacities that will, in certain circumstances, lead them to suffer more than animals would in the same circumstances” (Singer, 59)....   [tags: equality between humans and animals] 1301 words
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The Pain-Killing and Pleasurable Effects of Morphine - ... Endorphins were discovered nearly on accident in the 1970s by scientists doing research on drug addiction. It was found that the brain produces its own set of neurochemicals far more powerful than morphine but share the same receptors. Endorphins are classified as natural pain killing polypeptides that act via opiate receptors. Opiate receptors are a group of G protein-coupled receptors with opioids as ligands. Membrane soluble substances, such as heroin, reach the blood-brain barrier after crossing the endothelial cell membrane....   [tags: drug, endorphins, euphoria] 921 words
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It is Still Killing: The Contunued Prevalence of Malaria - “It is still killing,” These are the words of Dr. Margaret Chan, the head of the World Health Organization; The wing of the United Nations tasked with directing and coordinating on international health work. - Dr. Chan made this comment during a recent televised trip to the east African country of Ethiopia where there has been an increase in the Malaria infection rate. It is estimated that 300 million people are affected by malaria, and also less than one percent of the 300 million affected people die, there are still an estimated 1.5 million deaths recorded per year....   [tags: infection, parasites, mosquito] 719 words
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No Killing of Animals, Live in a Vegatative State - ... According to statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 1.45% of overall human deaths are caused by meat eating. This is due to all the antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides that are remained in the human body after the consumption of meat products. Moreover, meat products also contain saturated fatty acids which contribute to cholesterol and heart disease. Most of the nutrients supplied abundantly by meat are fatty acids which can easily be supplemented by non-meat sources....   [tags: supermarket, healthy, slaughter house] 772 words
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The Barbarian Practice of Killing Animals for Fur - Ms. Harrison run into little Timmy- her neighbor, seven years old- one Saturday morning at the store wearing her brand new fur coat. Little Timmy, surprised by the size of the thing asked Ms. Harrison what that was. She said it was her very expensive coat that she bought the other day hoping that little Timmy was going to admire her good taste in fashion. When little Timmy asked what was that made from, she replied “fur” hoping that he was not going to be able to put the pieces together, but when little Timmy asked “Fur, from who....   [tags: fur, fashion, death,] 1581 words
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Thomas Aquinas: Justifiable War and Killing - Among some of the subjects that Aquinas tackles in On Law, Morality, and Politics is the dilemma of War and Killing. Aquinas sums up the legality of war through three criteria: that the war waged is done by a legitimate authority, that the war is just because the enemy has done something grossly wrong, and the intention of the war is to solely right the wrong. Also we see Aquinas say that the killing of an innocent person is justified if God will's it. Aquinas argues that one of the objectives in order to make a war justified is when a legitimate authority declares it....   [tags: Warfare]
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Endangered Species: What is Killing them? - Wooly mammoth. Atlantic gray whale. Large sloth lemur. Dodo bird. Silver trout. Baiji white dolphin. Saber-toothed tiger. These are just a few of the many extinct species. All extinct species go through a process that leads them to extinction. Endangered species are on the brink of extinction caused by natural causes and humanity. The numbers of these species have increased yearly due to different reasons, and it is because of these reasons they become endangered. Endangered species are plants or animals expected to die off within a few years....   [tags: Zoology, Conservation]
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Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan - ... Griffin gets grabbed, he yells, “Run!” to protect her. The others take him to a place with a waterfall. They find his prescription for his angina, and Mark stomps on the pills. They see that Mr. Griffin is not begging for mercy so they decide to leave him there for the rest of night. Mr. Griffin died because of his heart condition. Throughout the book, the group spends the time hiding his death. They bury Mr. Griffin and they tell lies to the police. A girl and her boyfriend go on a walk to the waterfall and she finds the prescription bottle....   [tags: story and character analysis] 592 words
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The Killing Spree of Richard Speck - The Killing Spree of Richard Speck Throughout the twentieth century, there have been many mass/serial killers. One killer who may be over-shadowed by the likes of Ted Bundy or Paul Bernardo, is Richard Speck. To some, Speck may be considered a "lightweight" in the mass murder world but to his victims and their families, he is a man of sub-human character. To prove his poor character, on that frightful night, while he was raping one of his victims he calmly said to her, "Would you mind putting your legs on my back?"(www.flashback.net/~slayer/speck.htm)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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When I Think Killing Someone is Justifiable - “We all know the civilized way to wreak revenge: You don’t. You rise above it. Francis Bacon saw this nearly 400 years ago,” said Susie Boyt (Boyt 2014). This isn’t always the case though and there are individuals in the world such as myself that believe differently. There are three types of revenge crimes that happen. There are silly childish forms of revenge such as tattling on a friend to a teacher. Another is a passion crime, a murder when the emotional stress becomes too much and a person snaps....   [tags: revenge, crime]
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Stop the Killing: Support No Kill Animal Shelters - Nationally, roughly four million animals are killed in shelters every year. Of these, roughly 95% of all shelter animals are healthy and treatable. (No Kill Advocacy Center). No animal should have to ever be a part of these awful statistics. What will it take to help save these innocent animals from being killed senselessly. Animal kill shelters are horrible, inhumane, and overall completely unnecessary for multiple reasons: No Kill shelters improve adoption rates, all animals lives are valuable, and No Kill shelters save more money than other shelters....   [tags: Animal Shelters]
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Hiroshima: Killing Thousands of People - Hiroshima: Killing Thousands of People At 8:15 in the morning, on August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first nuclear weapon ever used in a war. Little Boy was dropped from a B-29 bomber over the Japanese city of Hiroshima1. The blast itself and the radioactive fall out killed around one hundred thousand people and demolished the city. Did the Japanese bring this upon them selves. What was the role of the Japanese civilians in the United States decision to drop the bomb. In actuality, the Japanese citizens had no role in the decision to use the bomb....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Psychological Themes in Duncan's Novel, Killing Mr. Griffin - The Novel Killing Mr. Griffin by: Lois Duncan is a story about the plot of kidnapping the English teacher of Del Norte High school. Being a student of Del Norte High school, Susan McConnell (the protagonist) encounters some difficulties and joy after she finally gets accepted in the “popular” herd. These upside and downsides turn into major themes which are incorporated during the course of the book. The major themes that are developed inside the book are: peer pressure/manipulation, psychopaths, conscience/guilt....   [tags: fiction analysis] 892 words
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