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Sagging Pants Is Deviant Behavior - ... Is it justifiable to say that a person’s dress code may actually define an individual’s character and intelligence. Unfortunately, in today’s society, we usually judge a book by its cover. In like manner, wearing saggy pants could construct a negative aspect of an individual and to society. Such behavior could cause a stigma to be associated with crime and delinquency. In regards to members of the community wearing saggy pants, would there be some sort of infraction on the promises of our freedoms....   [tags: law, illegal, public, society, pants] 648 words
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Who is Wearing the Pants in this Family? - The gender roles men and women play within their relationship have been passed down from generation to generation. Two short stories will be analyzed and compared to show how these gender roles play an important part in the relationship of the characters within the stories. The daydreamers in the two stories are not satisfied with their lives and because of this; they are constantly escaping to a fantasy world. One escapes to feel more manly and in control of the world around him and the other escapes, pretending she has all the luxuries in life she had always dreamed of having....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Levi Pants vs. Dockers Pants - Levi Pants vs. Dockers Pants Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the largest company in the business world, having headquarters in all of the continents and selling their most significant product, clothing. Their most popular items are the Levi's jeans and the Dockers khaki pants. Levi's Strauss & Co. has been a very successful company producing, studying people wants and needs, selling, distributing, and promoting their product. The purpose of this report is to analyze the different marketing mix, or even, probably the same marketing mix that Levi Strauss is applying to both products....   [tags: Papers] 3468 words
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The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares When a pair of jeans manages to work on four diffirent best friends and make each look uniquely special, that's when you know you're in possession of a truly remarkable article of clothing. The pants of, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares, is what makes the book complete. Even though this novel is a "girly" book; that's what makes the characters more relatable, the plot interesting in almost gossipy way, and the theme, which is the importance of friendship....   [tags: Ann Brashares] 975 words
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United States Weirdest Law on Sagging Pants - I feel that in today’s society that men are discriminated against for the way they wear their clothes, specifically, their pants. For many guys sagging your pants are a fashion statement, although many people perceive individuals sagging their pants as “bad” individuals. As a kid, I did wear my pants below my butt, but as I grew older, it gradually raised. I am a professional person, but my style and my comfort have my pants lie just below my hips. I wear a belt, but having my pants all the way above my waist makes me extremely uncomfortable....   [tags: troublemakers, or gangsters, clothes]
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Poopie Pants - Poopie Pants When is the End of the World. The end of the world has indeed in no doubt been a concept that has grasped the minds of both ancient and modern civilizations. Both new and old civilizations are actually very different from each other. While technology is getting better, the old ancient religous views slowly diminish. Although the two are very different, the both have the same destructive result. The majority of ancient belif in the end of the world comes deeply from their religon. In essence, they belived that their god(s) would destroy them by a natural disaster such as a flood because of their sins....   [tags: essays research papers] 490 words
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Making a Splash(y) in Social Media: The Controversy of Naming Mister Splashy Pants - It’s no secret that internet and social media has become a major part of our society. In the last 14 years the number of internet users has increased by a whopping 566% and 2,495,518,376 people in this world have access to the internet. 70% of them use the internet on a daily basis. On average that 70% will spend 3.2 hours daily on social media, such as Instagram, Tumblr, Google+ and YouTube. In this Ted Talk Alexis Ohanian who is a co-founder of Reddit.com a “democratic front page of the best stuff on the internet”....   [tags: whales, reddit, hunting] 541 words
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Spongebob Square Pants has Many Attributes of the Greek Gods - ... SpongeBob fits the characteristics of the Greek god Triton. Next, Patrick Star has a complex personality that will work only with both Koalemos and Philotes. The more blunt side to Patrick relates to “The god of silliness and stupidity” (Greek Mythology). If Patrick Star has an I.Q. it is a negative number. Also, Patrick is the reason for all of the problems SpongeBob has to solve for him. Patrick creates mayhem for his friends just like Koalemos creates mayhem for his fellow gods (Theoi Koalemos)....   [tags: mythology, greed, personalities]
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Television: Help Wanted - Before the release of a pilot television episode titled “Help Wanted” in 1999, who would have ever conceived the idea that one day, an object as mundane as a sponge, would hold a spot on the center stage of cable broadcasting entertainment. Nickelodeon’s cartoon series, SpongeBob SquarePants, has surprised even its creators by its extraordinary success. SpongeBob not only celebrated a tenth birthday in 2009, a milestone that most cartoons fail to reach, the nautical adventures simultaneously maintained the status as the most-watched show on cable during the decade (Hampp)....   [tags: spongebobs, square pants]
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We’re Not Asking You To Give Up Yoga Pants: Identifying Religious Symbolism in Daily Life - Before answering this question, I believe it essential to establish what cultural appropriation means. Cultural Appropriation as Susan Scafidi defines it is the “taking— from a culture that is not one’s own—of intellectual property, cultural expressions or artifacts, history, and ways of knowledge.” Cultural appropriation involves the taking by a majority group from minority groups, the treasured aspects of their heritage for their own consumer fulfillment, while simultaneously silencing these individuals within the respective societies....   [tags: cultural appropriation]
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DXM vs. a religion we call the media: the day the world shat its pants - DAY ONE “I don’t know. I drink half-a-bottle of cough syrup and I end up with this ingenious poem. Go figure” “Well I suppose I’ll give it a try.” DAY TWO “Dude, look at this painting I did because of the cough syrup.” “See dude, I told you. It makes you smarter.” “Totally.” Then they tell two friends And they tell two friends And they tell two friends And so on And so on GENERATIONS LATER Soon word gets around to big names Big names tell the right people The right people turn DXM into a pill designed, Not to prevent coughs, But to, As it says on the box it comes in, Make you smarte...   [tags: essays research papers] 932 words
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The Return of Women's Leggings as a Replacement for Blue Jeans - I'm sure everyone has seen them. The pants so tight they appear to be painted on. But then they realize, they're not actually pants, merely relatively thick tights masquerading as pants. Suddenly they're thinking, surely these women forgot to put on the bottom half of their outfits. Notwithstanding, this abomination was completely intentional. Women are now wearing leggings in the stead of pants, which is one fashion trend that our community, and the world at large, could do without. Although undoubtedly comfortable, and completely acceptable when worn under dresses, skirts, long shirts, and shorts, leggings are not the most flattering article of clothing when worn in lieu of pants....   [tags: Fashion, Style] 1478 words
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Do Trends Ever Really Die - Bell Bottoms, beads, polyester, and bandannas - items that defined the seventies, and the nineties. Throughout time cultures have copied the earlier generations trends. Big Band music and swing music both originated in the nineteen twenties, but once again became popular in the nineties. A fashion trend that is dying out very quickly is the wearing of baggy pants. They are pants that seem to fit in the waist, but then drastically get larger. The pants will become obsolete in 2 years, but only to be reborn some twenty years later....   [tags: essays research papers] 500 words
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The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture - The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture The fads of the father are visited on the son: we've all seen how adult fads are given down to children. We've seen how cargo pants have trickled down, thanks to the Gap, Baby Gap, and Old Navy (all corporations owned by The Limited, Inc.). Cargo pants have always been a mystery to me. The attractive thing about them is storage (which I'll get to later), blandness and personal appearance. I only considered wearing cargo pants because they'd hide how chunky my thighs are....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 585 words
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Levi Strauss and His World Changing Invention - Levi Strauss and His World Changing Invention “Levi”, when most people hear that name they think of blue jeans, but most people don’t know the story of Levi Strauss; one of the most iconic blue jean producers around the world. Levi Strauss invented the first pair of blue jeans, he was one of the most innovative inventors of the Nineteenth century who took advantage of a situation he saw, and his idea and invention is still important today. May 20, 1873 was the day a patent from the U.S. was issued allowing Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis to place rivets on work pants for the first time (Our Story)....   [tags: Jeans, Immigrant, Entrepreneuer] 837 words
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Making a Splash(y) in Social Media - It’s no secret that the internet and social media have become a dominant part of our civilization. There are 2,495,518,376 people internet users worldwide. In addition to that a colossal 70% of them use the internet on a daily basis. On average, that 70% will also spend 3.2 hours daily on social media, such as Instagram, Tumblr, Google+ and YouTube. Since there are so many people using social media, how do you get noticed. In this Ted Talk, Alexis Ohanian who is a co-founder of Reddit.com a “democratic front page of the best things on the internet”....   [tags: social media, internet, reddit] 560 words
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The Evolution of Women’s Clothing - “For as long as men and women have been wearing clothing, there has been a hierarchy based on garments. The clearest example arose when the sexes were segregated into skirts and pants: women would only wear dresses (a symbol of submission) and men would only wear trousers (proof of domination). Women’s clothing was created to impede and hamper movement (through tight or many layered skirts), while men enjoyed the ease and comfort of pant legs.” (Meza, Echazarreta) Women’s fashion throughout the ages can be used to trace the history of equality between men and women....   [tags: Societal Advancements, Bicycles]
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The Hippie and Other Movements in The 1970s - The 1970s was a tumultuous time in the United States. In some ways, the decade was a continuation of the 1960s. Women, African Americans, Native Americans, gays and lesbians and other marginalized people continued to fight for their freedom, while many other Americans joined in the demonstration against the ongoing war in Vietnam. Due to these movements, the 1970s saw changes in its national identity, including modifications in social values. These social changes showed up in the fashion industry as well, delivering new outlooks in the arenas of both men’s and women’s clothing....   [tags: marginalized people, vietnam war] 1962 words
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The Story of Foreign Trade and Exchange - ... Indeed, the best method for increasing the wages of workers in other countries through their free trade (even very low- paid workers) have to compete with workers. Comparative Advantage versus Absolute. The most straightforward case for free trade of goods in different countries have absolute advantages. For example, because the soil and climate differences, wheat production is better than the United States, Brazil, and Brazil to the United States better than coffee production. Brazilians, Americans produce wheat production and exchange that coffee is a part of it for the good of both countries are of course....   [tags: production, companies, economic concepts] 611 words
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The Trials Of Toilet Training - The Trials of Toilet Training Toilet training is difficult for both parent and child. Based on the research of two psychologists, Nathan Azrin and Richard Foxx, the average child can be fully trained in less than four hours. They began their training with mentally handicapped adults and successfully taught 95% in three days. With the added emphasis on language and verbal rehearsal they attempted to teach children and were astounded at the results. Their methods eliminate the fear damaging the child's psyche by making toilet training a pleasant experience....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Levi's Advertising: Bring America Back to the Americans - Something people might frequently worry about is self-identity, and how to express who they are. When looking for an outlet to do this, the easiest way to show what kind of person someone is, clothes are usually the first choice: a black t-shirt with a cynical saying, or maybe some skinny black jeans. Whether the advertising agencies created the personalities that come with clothes or took advantage of what was already there, clothes are often sold as something more than just clothes. Companies must ask how to convince consumers to buy their product instead of the competitors’, regardless of price difference....   [tags: Advertising] 1151 words
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The Most Ridiculous Fashion - The most ludicrous fashions. By MAJ. Basim Mohamed Hamed. You are not stylish. You aren’t elegant. You’re not good-looking. These are my comments to anyone who follows the most ridiculous fashion trends in the 2000s. I urge all the people who believe that they are svelte by wearing Low rise jeans, Juicy tracksuits, Crocs, Ugg boots, and Tights or Leggings as pants to come around and think again about all of these absurd designs. Now you are young, try to think about these designs when you become old....   [tags: Trends, Fashion Advice]
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A Brief Look at Fashion through the Decades - ... Soft shoulders, stiletto heels, wrist-length gloves, and full billowing skirts made these women more feminine. Working women wore pencil-slim skirts, and little hats with feathers on it (Enjoy Your Style). Men wore business suits with some buttons opened, and hat lost its popularity (Dawdy). 1950’s fashion is important because teenagers’ fashion had newly formed, women wanted feminity after WWⅠ, and hat lost its popularity. 1970s’ fashion 1970s’ is one of the years of fashion because many people loved its fashion....   [tags: history of style] 528 words
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The Incredible 1960s - It is the year 2325, and I have been summoned to a dig site where my colleagues have made a unique discovery: a time capsule from the 1960s. Very carefully, my colleagues and I unearthed and opened this time capsule. Inside the time capsule we found five items that defined the era of the 1960s: a pair of bell bottomed pants, a sign that read Woolworth’s, a patch, birth control pills, and a speech. In this essay, I will explain in detail why each of these items is significant for describing the 1960s....   [tags: the 1960s]
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Levi's Performance in Globalized Economy - Introduction Levi’s is the best known jeans name on the planet. As it mentioned, the company was founded by the Strauss family in 1875 and produced jeans for miners out of tent fabric and canvas. It then went on to make jeans from denim which is a coarse, heavy twill fabric. The jeans became popular with miners during the California gold rush and were famous for the twin rivets on the pockets. Furthermore, Levi Strauss & Co., the world's largest brand-name between denim producers, gave the world blue jeans and grew extremely rich on this piece of U.S....   [tags: Business Management]
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The Westernization of Middle Eastern Women’s Fashion - When people think of a Middle Eastern woman, the most common image that comes to mind is a lady wearing a long black dress, known as an ibaya or jilbab, and a hijab. That is, if a niqab isn’t pictured along with it. And although that might have been a pretty accurate depiction a few decades ago, the fact if the matter is: Middle Eastern women’s modern fashion is as westernized as it’s ever been. Although I’m focusing mainly on Islamic dress, a lot of this applies to non-Islamic Arab women as well....   [tags: Clothing, Islam]
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Fashion: Following the Coolest Trends - ... For example, shorts fit best in the summer and spring. Leggings would fit best in the fall and winter. There are many types of leggings. Multicolored leggings are like printed, with flowers and any other kind of design. One strange fact about jeans is that it even has a birthday it’s on May 20th. Skinny pants and sweatpants are in fashion right now, as you can see I wear skinny jeans almost everyday. Pajamas are the softest, don’t you agree. In my opinion pajamas are the best type of pants to wear....   [tags: change, style, clothing, accessories, shoes] 773 words
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A More Efficient Welfare State for America, not Simpler - “I just lost my job, what should I do?” after the financial crisis in 2007, the increasing unemployment rate makes more and more people asking such questions, especially in America. People need welfare to help them pick themselves up and get back into work. The long discussed topic, welfare-policy, is now of more importance. The author of the article argues that a simpler welfare system should be applied to the American society, as the welfare state now is too complicated to measure both people and the system itself....   [tags: unemployment, making system more specific] 593 words
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The Many Changes of Fashion - What is Fashion. Fashion is a general term used to describe a style of clothing or practice used by people around the world. Fashion refers to anything that is a trend. Self-presentation is the most direct noticeable marker of fashion. Throughout history we have seen many changes in clothing, from the color, to the material used to make it. We have also seen the style in which clothing is made change drastically. Fashion communicates meanings that have individual and social significance. Society, cultures, gender and even political authority have impacted fashion over the years....   [tags: Fashion ]
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Different Styles of Fashion - ... The emo style is something that does have to be planed out u cant just throw on some black clothes and a sad face and think ur emo. You have to pick out the right t-shirt, sweater, and pants with a pair of converse sneakers. The word emo is a name for this look but do you know that it comes from the word emotional. This is because people with extreme emotions that are hard to handle didn't like to be called emotional so they shortened it to emo. But the look didn't start then it started when a bunch of fans....   [tags: Clothing, Trends] 1153 words
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Fashion and Style - For the love of god, why. They were heinous the first time they were popular, and certainly they have not aged any better. Tapered pants (as in, so tight at the ankle you can hardly get your foot through) were like, totally awesome in the '80s. But not really. Because as soon as we realized how ridiculous they looked, (and certainly they did) we embraced the boot cut. And now tapered pants are, like, totally grody. "Totally to the max," agrees Carrie Krysanick of Hyde Park. "They just make for bad silhouettes." As one who "pegged" her pants in college and at one point even diagonally hand-stitched some jeans for a tighter calf-hugging fit, Krysanick is a near-e...   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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Petition for Dress Code within Natomas Charter's Middle and High School Populations - ... The only rule applying directly to boys is prohibiting the “sagging of shorts or pants.” Not only do these rules single out girls, but “[a]t any time, a staff member or administrator may prohibit a student from wearing certain apparel to school.” Because of this addendum, I have seen girls singled out specifically for their clothing. More than once, I have witnessed administration follow a student through the halls, then wait until class starts to call them out in the middle of class for, in their opinion, violating dress code....   [tags: preventing distraction and disturbance of students] 555 words
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Stereo Types of the African American Woman in Hollywood - Many images we have here in America stem from the television soap box opera or the big screen of Hollywood in summary Entertainment. Although I am very happy to see the progress in this area, I am sadden by the redundant themes. There are very few images of non stereo typical black women or women of color. In romantic comedy with a woman of color in it you will find one of the following stereotypes entwined in the plot. The Jezebel (Hollywood Definition) Lysterine from Booty Call This role dates back in America’s history, overseers and plantation owners depicted black women as jezebels who were incapable of being raped this defence kept them from serving time in prison....   [tags: romantic comedies, black women on the screen] 519 words
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The Impact of Celebrities and the Media on Society - The Impact of Celebrities and the Media on Society Music has been around for quite some time, and it appears to will be around forever. It has captured the minds and souls of many people, from all the different races and cultures. People nowadays, in particular teenagers, are obsessed with music and the music world. They go as far as idolizing their favorite artist or artists. They walk like them, they talk like them, and they even dress like them. Obsessions such as these, in particular the dressing like these artists, aren't bad, but they do have consequences, which people fail to realize....   [tags: Papers] 473 words
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Fashion is Cyclical So Just Wait for It to Come Back - One of the most important cyclical cycles in life is fashion. Fashion is a never-ending cycle of creating new designs and bringing back the most important trends from the past. With every decade, there is a new generation of fashion. The nineteen-sixties were all about love and expression and the nineteen-seventies were all about disco and fun. Then it seemed that an entirely new era of fashion was born in the nineteen-eighties. Everything about fashion seemed to have a new twist to it. In the nineteen-eighties, the unique style of punk pop greatly influenced Americans all over the country....   [tags: style, influences, closet]
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The Pig Skin: History and Development of American Football - ... Although many historians believe football came from rugby the NFL states that the early game was based on soccer and not rugby (Footballhistory.com). Within the hundred and forty year history of football the equipment worn to protect the players has changed drastically. While there are many reasons for the changes to the equipment some were brought on by injuries, others due to our advancing mechanics and some were solely for looks. When college football debuted in 1869, no players wore helmets....   [tags: English rugby, Canadian football influence] 1076 words
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A Story About a Tattered Abandoned Library - The library was different than the last time that I saw it… As I approached the library, I was amazed at what had become of it. All of the windows were shattered. Glass covered the window seals and jagged pieces of glass hung in the window frames. Taking in more of the library, I slowly walked around to the front doors. The grand oak trees that once stood proud and tall were now weeping in sorrow. I notice the dark red paint was peeling from the mailbox, leaving behind nothing but old rust. Railings that had once ensured children's safety were now dented and falling apart....   [tags: Fiction, Books] 621 words
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Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird - An idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art of literature can be referred to as a “Theme”. Themes often explore timeless and universal ideas and may be implied rather than stated explicitly. Theme is an important part of fictional stories. Several themes are presented in the novel to kill a mocking bird. One of the reoccurring themes in to kill a mockingbird is courage. Courage is when you know you’re beaten. The character Atticus, for instance, who was a seasoned lawyer acted courageous defending Tom Robinson....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 907 words
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Jeans: A Reflection of American Values - Jeans: A Reflection of American Values Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis did not know they were creating an American legacy when they patented the process for riveting pants on May 20, 1873, nor did they get to see the enduring influence of their product before their deaths in the early 1900’s ("Levi Strauss & Co. Timeline"). Nevertheless, since their creation, denim jeans have become symbolic of various American sentiments over the years: the romanticizing of the American West, the social rebellion of countercultures, and a paradoxical preoccupation with individuality....   [tags: Clothing]
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The Persuasive Text - The purpose of a persuasive text is to change or alter the viewpoint of the reader for it to agree with the author’s perspective. The intention of this specific text is to persuade the reader to help end poverty today by joining ‘Make Poverty History’ and it uses persuasive language and techniques to do this – this essay will explain the effect on the reader and will focus on analysing persuasive language. Pronouns are an effective persuasive language technique because they address the reader directly....   [tags: persuasive text] 835 words
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Army Service Standard of Conduct - ... When a different one is not expressly prescribed, all uniform coats, whether for officers or enlisted men, will be of that color."The blue uniform is part of our bloodline. It links today's warriors to their heritage and connects them to warriors past. In addition to connecting to our tradition, the adoption of the new Army Service Uniform consolidates our service uniforms reflecting utility, simplicity and quality. Streamlining our service uniforms reduces the clothing burden on Soldiers and provides our world-class Soldiers with world-class uniform that honors them, their service and Army heritage (U.S.Army Service Uniform)....   [tags: organization, value, pride, confidence] 829 words
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Boys Don't Understand Girls' Depression - You know boys always say that girls have these break downs where they think the girls are just on their period. what if they didn't know the girl that they loved had Depression and Self Harmed and the reason she has break downs is because she hates that she has to be so damn difficult. She wishes she was normal because during school she see's how happy and perfect all the other girls are. How they always smile and couldn't be even more perfect. She wants that but she is to weak to even deal with her feeling she couldn't be able to deal with all those people always wanting to be with her....   [tags: personal narrative] 799 words
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A Night with a Vampire - ... Lucas Wreign begged. He dug his fingers into the other blondes short hair and tried to rush him, but David growled at him. David continued to tease Lucas as the vampire’s hips lifted slightly and his moans grew louder. “David, suck me. Please, now.” David smiled but continued to not give in to the man’s pleas. As he sucked lightly on Lucas’s lower stomach, he looked at Billy and gestured toward Lucas with his eyes. Billy smirked and winked back before rolling onto his side and taking Lucas’s bottom lip between his teeth....   [tags: personal narrative] 1268 words
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Definitions of Economic Vocabulary - ... Nevertheless, it disheartens a decrease in a value of the country from buying the merchandise, from a nation that have superior cash price because they would disburse extra for a smaller amount.  Investment Regulations: Shareholders are not from Canada, who must obey the rider of the Canadian act of investment (that necessitates them to make a case when they start a recent industry doings inside of Canada, or every time they obtain a power over of an existing Canadian industry). The savings would be reconsidered, if in cooperation the saver and the seller are from a nation which is not a “World Trade Organization” member, and if the price of the industry being obtained in Canada is more...   [tags: Currency, Investment, Finance] 908 words
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Creative Writing: Blue Skies - ... No one is allowed to die. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria. I approach the chef and punch the button. The laser scans my fingerprint and dispenses a small, warm package. I carry it to the table and peel the foil off the top to expose 3 pancakes with two links of sausage. The food is synthetic with appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals but lacks either taste or aroma. The pancakes have the look of a glossy photograph of a pancake copied onto newsprint so they appear almost 2-dimensional....   [tags: becca, zach, jason] 1832 words
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Censorship in Schools Today - ... As many are for the censoring of material, many are also against it. Behind each stand, are different opinions and reasons. The reasons to be against censorship can include many different viewpoints. Some feel that when censorship occurs their First Amendment rights are being violated. In the Bill of Rights, there are certain rights that are protected to citizens. The Bill of Rights contains the First Amendment which gives the freedom of expression and speech. Some of the founders of the Constitution and Bill of Rights; Thomas Jefferson and George Mason believed that the rights of the people should not be controlled by the government, they have the right to express themselves freely, whi...   [tags: freedom of speech] 773 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - How does Scout and Jem’s perception of Boo Radley change during the novel. How does Boo affect the lives of the Finch household in the novel. Boo Radley is the neighborhood mystery. The Radley place fascinated the children, because it was a popular subject of gossip and superstition in Maycomb. Arthur Radley had gotten into trouble with the law when he was a boy. Instead of being sent to the state industrial school, his father took custody of him within their house. He was not seen again for fifteen years....   [tags: essays research papers] 577 words
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Jems Journal: Chapter Summary - Jem's Journal: Chapter Summary Dan Latham Chapter 4 - I think at times my sister, Scout can be disgusting. I came home from a long day at school. I found Scout on the porch chewing a wad of gum. I knew it was gum because she had it in her mouth for a long time and plus I could see it in her mouth. So just like any normal brother would do, I told her not to eat things you find and she said that she didn't find it on the ground but rather in a tree. I put an expression on my face that clearly communicated to her that I didn't think she was funny....   [tags: essays research papers] 1784 words
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Levis At Walmart?? - In 2002, CEO of Levi Strauss, Phil Marineau was faced with a tough decision: whether he should sell product at Wal-Mart. In the last five years, Levi-Strauss had lost sales and had to close US plants to move production to cheaper offshore areas. Levi's really needed to revive the brand image to gain back some lost sales and was using marketing to create new advertisements and product placement to broaden their target market. Levi's had tough competition on every level of the price-point spectrum, whether it be high end retailers like Diesel or Calvin Klein, middle vertically integrated retailers like Gap or American Eagles, and on the bottom, private-label brands like Wal-Mart and Target....   [tags: Levi Strauss Walmart Case Study] 1739 words
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