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Case Study on Adverse Possession? - ... Beacon Hudson Mtn. Corp., 666 N.E.2d 532 (N.Y. 1996). A possession will be continues when maintenance and care of the property are done by the person that is claiming the right Estate of Becker v. Murtagh, 968 N.E.2d 433 (N.Y. 2012). A person that knows who is the rightful owner before the statutory period expire, does not have a claim of right D’Argenio v. Ashland Bldg. LLC, 910 N.Y.S.2d 550 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2010). In addition, N.Y. Real Property Actions and Proceeding Law, §522 (McKinney, 2008) prescribes that when is not a base in a written instrument, actions undertaken by the possessor must be sufficiently open for the owner to notice, the fact that someone acts as the owner underta...   [tags: ownership, property, ice rink] 968 words
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The Possession of Roland Doe - Levitating beds, loss of memory for long periods of time, loss of bladder control, speaking in tongues, these are all symptoms known to be associated with possession. A possession is having control or owning (Farlex). When a person is possessed they have no control over their feelings or actions a majority of the time. The reason it is called a possession is because, when one is possessed, the spirit or demon has control over that person. The possession and exorcism of Roland Doe is one of the most documented possessions in history....   [tags: spirit, demon, exorcism, loss of control]
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The Loss of Self Possession - One of the main themes of Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt is the idea that while searching for the truth of a subject the researchers becomes possessed by their search. Byatt uses many characters as a vehicle for this idea, but the best character that illustrates this would be Mortimer Cropper. Mortimer Cropper is a Randolph Henry Ash scholar. Randolph Henry Ash is one of the most renowned poets in the novel. He is very famous and is an inspiration and influence to many of the poets in the modern age....   [tags: A Romance, A.S. Byatt, Analysis] 1384 words
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Demonic Possession or Insanity? - Possession isn’t something you only see in movies, but it can actually happen in real life. There is science behind possession, it’s just the matter of finding all of the right information. A physician by the name of Richard Mead denied the existence of possession in 1749. He believed that there was no such thing as demonic possession, but that people were just mentally ill. Many people have their own different views on possession. Some people believe it to be true and others think that it could just be a mental illness....   [tags: nervous system, satan, power]
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Possession in The Exorcist - Being Possessed The idea of possession can frighten many people. What horror movie producers and directors that go into this field are counting on is that they can use it to frighten their viewers. The Exorcist and The Exorcist Beginning both are centered on the act of exorcism. Both demoniacs in the films are women though their fates are polar opposites. The exorcisms are also shown in different lights. This is done through special effects as well as lighting and music. The first film in the series stays with a cut and dry method of keeping mainly to the exorcism itself; however, its prequel focuses more on fancy special effects and stimulating music....   [tags: The Exorcist] 2361 words
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Positive and Negative Possession in the Television Series Supernatural - Possession is defined by many religions as the act by an outside force, either demonic or spiritual in nature, which takes physical control of an individual's body or an object. According to many religions and beliefs, humans, animals, places and objects alike are all susceptible to these supernatural forces. Possession can be ended in two different ways: through an exorcism as seen by the Catholic Church, or using an anti-possession symbol seen in voodoo, witchcraft, hoodoo, and shamanism. Possession is also seen, mainly in Christian beliefs as being unwanted, however there are other religions that allow and attract spirits for possession to take place such as spiritual healing mediums in B...   [tags: Television Series Supernatural]
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Jeffrey Cox and Amanda Watson Drug Possession Case - “On October 21, 2012 Sergeant William Butler and Officer Samantha Brown stopped a car in the 2000 block of East Street for failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. In the course of the car stop it was determined the driver was Jeffery Cox. According to the DMV registration information, Mr. Cox owned the car. Sitting in the car front passenger seat was Amanda Watson. When the officers checked on any outstanding warrants on the occupants of the vehicle, they received a positive response on Ms....   [tags: cocaine,criminal justice system,drug offense]
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Goethe's Magical Philosophy and Possession of Nature - Goethe's Magical Philosophy and Possession of Nature After hearing comments from the class, and especially Professor, about Goethe's appropriation of nature I began to wonder about the argument I had presented in our presentation. I decided to do further research and found some interesting arguments that both supported and detracted from my original statement. Although I think Goethe's relationship to nature is undeniable, perhaps his "appropriation" of nature is less clear. I think the term "appropriation" is the cause of the problem in identifying his true relationship to nature....   [tags: Goethe Nature Essays Papers]
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The Dangerous Consequences of Possession in J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit and Farmer Giles of Ham - ... For example, Giles exclaims to Chrysophylax,”You take yourself off, you horny old varmint”(133). Giles expresses his anger through his aggressive tone and his choice of words. In addition, Bilbo Baggins posses the ring and gains overconfidence. Bilbo often acts impulsively when wearing the ring sometimes forgetting that his shadow still appears although he is invisible(Hobbit, 105; ch. 5). Bilbo speaks in a confident manner when possessing the ring. Bilbo confronts Smaug about his actions that created many negative consequences “O Smaug …,you must realize that your success has made you some bitter enemies?” (261;ch.12)....   [tags: founding father of the fantasy genre] 577 words
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Ancient Artifacts in the Modern World: Provenance, Possession, and Cultural Heritage - After a recent lecture by Dr. Dyfri Williams, Research Keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum, several members of the audience stood up on behalf of Greece and expressed their outrage at the British Museum’s refusal to return the Parthenon Sculptures, or the Elgin Marbles, to the city of Athens. Dr. Williams answered their scathing interjections with a well-rehearsed summary of the issues key points and complexities of the issue, and it was clear he encountered such protests regularly....   [tags: Museum Artifacts]
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The Relationship of Freedom to the Acquisition, Possession, and Exercise of Virtue - ABSTRACT: There are three common objections that any broadly Aristotelian virtue theorist must face, insofar as he or she holds that acts must be performed from a firm and stable disposition in order to express virtue, and that virtue is in some way a praiseworthy fulfillment of human potential. Each of these objections accuses the virtuous person of not fully exercising his or her rationality and freedom, and thus of being somehow less than fully human. There are three common objections that any broadly Aristotelian virtue theorist must face, insofar as he or she holds that acts must be performed from a firm and stable disposition in order to be called acts expressing virtue, and that virtu...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 3195 words
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Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatts Possession - Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt's Possession If I had read A. S. Byatt's novel Possession without having had British Literature, a lot of the novel's meaning, analogies, and literary mystery would have been lost to me. The entire book seems one big reference back to something we've learned or read this May term. The first few lines of chapter one are poetry attributed to Randolph Henry Ash, which Byatt wrote herself. Already in those few lines I hear echoes of class, lines written in flowery Pre-Raphaelite tradition....   [tags: essays research papers] 1401 words
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Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell - Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell Have you ever felt that rush of excitement when you can do whatever you want without thinking of the consequences. If so, wasn’t it one of the greatest feelings you’ve ever felt. The feelings that describe us that we are leaders, that we have followers and our every move are important to the people around us. Power is the one possession that everyone desires. It lets you feel that one can do anything he or she wants without the consequences of his or her actions....   [tags: Animal Farm George Orwell Essays] 1081 words
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Ticketing for Small Amounts of Marijuana in Canada - ... Likewise, they argue failure to keep marijuana criminalize would increase the chances of the drug falling into the hands of children who, along with daily users, have an increased 17% risk of becoming addicted. On the other hand, people argue, that despite continued criminalization, rates of child cannabis rates in Canada are still higher than other countries, with a WHO survey finding that 28% of Canadian children (aged 11, 13, and 15) have tried marijuana in the past 12 months. Moreover, they argue that the criminalization of marijuana actually causes an increase in drug related crimes by giving modern day gangsters the same business opportunities that Prohibition gave to their bootleg...   [tags: possession, law, decriminalize]
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To Give is to Recieve in Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry - Think about the last time that you opened a present that had been given to you by someone you love. Did you take a moment to think about what they might have gone through just to give you that one perfect gift. The giver may have sacrificed something very dear to their heart to give you that small token. In Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry, a young couple who is in desperate financial struggle sells their most prized possessions to purchase gifts for each other. O. Henry teaches the valuable lesson that sometimes in order to give a well thought out gift we may be required to sacrifice our time, possessions, or self aspirations....   [tags: scrapbook, aspiration, possession]
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History of the Evolution of Women's Rights - ... This act gave women the right to refuse to sell property but could not manage that property or sell it without her husband’s agreement. In 1840, Texas passed its law. This act allowed women to enter into certain contracts, wrote a will, and sue for divorce. She could veto the sale of her property, and veto the sale of the family homestead even if she was not its owner. The argument for passing it was that it protected married women and their children from irresponsible husbands.Later on in 1860, 14 states had passed the same version of the statute....   [tags: from possession to citizen status] 935 words
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Aristotle's Theory of the Soul in the De Anima - ... “For Aristotle this is the matter. Matter can take on new forms some of which are accidental while some our essential”. It is clear from this quote that Aristotle means something very different by his use of Forms. While Plato believed Forms were universal truths that can only be truly known to the immortal soul, Aristotle believed the Forms to be fully knowable through investigation unlike Plato's theory, “which sees individual things in this world as somehow participating in the unchanging world of the Forms, has difficult with explaining how things can change”....   [tags: living, possession, hylomorphic]
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The Importance of Identity Possession in Frankenstein - The idea of duality permeates the literary world. Certain contradictory commonplace themes exist throughout great works, creation versus destruction, light versus dark, love versus lust, to name a few, and this trend continues in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The pivotal pair in this text however, is monotony versus individuality. The opposing entities of this pairing greatly contrast against each other in Frankenstein, but individuality proves more dominant of the two in this book. According to Harriet Hustis in her essay “Responsible Creativity and the ‘Modernity’ of Mary Shelley’s Prometheus,” many themes circulate throughout the text, including responsible creativity, parental guidance...   [tags: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Essays]
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Legalization of Marijuana - ... According to the website, “It's just the stupidest law possible... You're just making criminals out of people who aren't engaged in criminal activity. And we're spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can't win. We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It's stupid.” (Morgan freeman) A questions that has long been asked is, does marijuana affect brain cells. Well, drugs are chemicals that tap into the brain’s communication system and disrupt the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information....   [tags: possession, medical, impairment]
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Legalizing Medical Marijuana - ... In addition, the US Court has on many occasions illegalized the use and possession of marijuana, This has raised the arguments on legalizing medical marijuana in the U.S. on the one hand politicians and security officers fighting to illegalization of marijuana to prevent people from its negative impacts. On the other hand, the health staffs believe that, legalization of marijuana is the best for treatment and relieve pain of different diseases such as glaucoma, AIDS and cancer. According to Lauter, California has the largest market for medical marijuana in the U.S, which is illegal under the federal laws under the Controlled Substances Act....   [tags: marijuana possession, law] 947 words
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Consider how Blake Edwards Present Issues of identity and possession - Consider how Blake Edwards Present Issues of identity and possession in Breakfast at Tiffany's In this essay, I am going to analyse the different techniques Blake Edwards used to present issues of identity and possession in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Breakfast at Tiffany's is a film that was directed by Blake Edwards in 1961. It deals with romance and life in the 1960's. The film was originally Based on the book "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote, who wrote the book during the 1958's, which suggests that he must have experienced the style of life in the 1960's....   [tags: English Literature] 1138 words
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Technology Companies- A New Form of Monopoly - A monopoly is defined as the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service. Big technology companies such as Comcast, Apple, and AT&T have seemingly created a new form of monopoly, a limited supplier monopoly. These companies have interchangeable software at exceedingly similar prices. These companies work together to prey on other businesses and consumers. Also, smaller technology startups are selling to these big companies to either grow their product or just to make quick capital....   [tags: Exclusive Possession, Supply, Trade, Commodity]
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A Comparison Between the Victorian and the Contemporary Couple in A.S Byatt's Possession - A Comparison Between the Victorian and the Contemporary Couple in A.S Byatt's Possession Possession contains two love stories: a contemporary one and a Victorian one whose plots are interlaced, and not as its subtitle suggests a single one: "A Romance". It is a novel about a pair of young scholars who trace the correspondence between two Victorian poets. The contemporary love story between Roland Mitchell and Maud Bailey develops in parallel with and is intermingled with the story of the Victorian lovers, Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte, since the modern academics' quest for knowledge of the past drives the modern romance....   [tags: Papers] 3527 words
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Legalisation of Purchase, Possession and Consumption of all Class A, B and C Drugs - Legalisation of Purchase, Possession and Consumption of all Class A, B and C Drugs ‘It is every parent’s nightmare. A youngster slithers inexorably from a few puffs on a joint, to a snort of cocaine, to the needle and addiction.’ In modern society, in the developed world, it has been drilled into the minds of middleclass youngsters that drugs are bad for you. A taboo has formed around the issue, raising curiousity. This curiousity, combined with an idea of rebelling against rules has led many people to illegal drugs (not to mention various individual reasons for resorting to illegal drug taking)....   [tags: Papers] 1021 words
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The Destruction of Female Possession in The English Patient - In Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient we see a world completely ravaged by war. The land itself is damaged, sometimes beyond recognition as it is torn apart by bombs. Just as these human-made structures have faced the damage of imperialism, so have female bodies in the novel. Ondaatje creates several parallels between man’s attempt to “own” the land around him and his “ownership” of the female body. As we see in the novel, this attempt at ownership almost always ends in destruction, “war,” and often, death....   [tags: Micheal Ondaatje]
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The Treatment of Women in Shakespear´s Romeo and Juliet - ... In Act 1 Scene 5, Romeo and Juliet speak for the first time, and immediately begin to fall in love. Romeo tells Juliet ‘If I profane with my unworthiest hand / This holy shrine’, depicting that Romeo feels he is not deserving or good enough to touch her. He uses religious imagery such as ‘holy’ to worship her, believing her pure – the ideal image of a perfect Elizabethan woman according to society. The word ‘holy’ suggests how Romeo worships women and emphasises his deep feelings for Juliet....   [tags: conform, society, possession, treatment] 2781 words
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Love in A.S. Byatt's Possession, Zadie Smith's White Teeth, and the Full Monty by Peter Cuttaneo - Love in A.S. Byatt's Possession, Zadie Smith's White Teeth, and the Full Monty by Peter Cuttaneo As British literature and film seek to sort out the identity crisis that England finds herself in as a post-imperial nation, a variety of views have emerged concerning solutions for Britain’s confusion. One reoccurring theme to these views is love. A.S. Byatt’s Possession, Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, and The Full Monty, directed by Peter Cattaneo, all deal with a traditional, romantic view of true love, whether it is presented as a necessity or a dispensable ideal....   [tags: Byatt Smith Monty Cuttaneo Monty Essays] 1670 words
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Possession of Obscene Material and Infringement on Civil Liberties - According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Obscene is defined as “disgusting to the senses, repulsive”. California law defines obscene matter as “taken as a whole, that the average person applying contemporary statewide standards, appeals to the prurient interested, that taken as a whole depicts, or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and that taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value”. Obscenity refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media....   [tags: Human Rights] 1342 words
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Legalization of Marijuana - A. Plan of Investigation Roughly 750,000 people are arrested for marijuana each year, the vast majority of them just for simple possession. Would the legalization of marijuana be helpful to the people of America. By asking around, marijuana is a very debatable topic, which most people have many different opinions on. There is plenty of research to do online about it, by just typing it in on Google. You could either watch a documentary on YouTube about how marijuana has affected a person’s live, or by simply reading about it online....   [tags: Weed, Pot, Drugs, Arrests, Illegal, Possession]
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Crime of Marijuana - To: President of USA From: Think Tank for a better USA " Scenario: A Date: 27th February 2014 Word count: 1796" "" The Context. Our country is facing a huge dilemma with respect to criminal charges for marijuana possessions. The country is divided into two factions - one being the freedom demanding, marijuana legalizing while the other being the anti-drug, let us crush all the drugs and drug takers. The effects of a policy in this regard spills out and affects more parties than the ones directly involved." " Analysis of the dilemma....   [tags: criminal charges, marijuana possession]
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The History of Language is a Story of Possesssion and Dispossession - ... In Ireland, English as the language of definite use is less distinguished than Irish, the language of national ambition. This solidarity circumstance was already established in the Irish Constitution where it stated that a number of Irish language terms were to be used in official English usage. Therefore, the leader of the Irish Government is known as An Taoiseach who is essentially the Prime Minister, the second in command of the Irish Government is recognized as An Tanaiste, whereas the parliament was established as An Oireachtas and the lower house of parliament is referred to as Dail Eireann....   [tags: english, spoken, syntax] 2049 words
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Demonic Posession - According to Collins the definition of paranormal is, “of or pertaining to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation” (2014). Paranormal is contradictory in many ways even in its meaning. The prefix “para” is Greek meaning against and in Latin it means for (Harper, 2001). The study of these strange occurrences of the paranormal is parapsychology. Parapsychologists base their studies on cognitive and physical phenomena called extrasensory perception, ability to know what others are thinking, and psychokinesis, the ability to move objects....   [tags: paranormal activity, parapsychology, supernatural]
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Response Paper 2: Property Possesion Case - ...  This element would also deny Opie the chance to claim possession.  This element would also make Ernest’s claim void, as he was not the sole habitant of the property for the full time, as Barney remembers Ernest and vice versa from Ernest living in the town in which Barney recently worked.  Barney was not aware of the occupation of the land prior to this date.  Hostile Use Hostile use of the property means the one claiming adverse possession must have occupied the property with the express intent of staking ownership claim....   [tags: Legal, Land, North Carolina]
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My Special Possessions from Grandma - ... Now, if that doesn’t show determination, then I don’t know what does. Another charm on my grandma’s charm bracelet is a smiley face. My grandma’s sister gave her this charm on her birthday. This charm signified her humor. My grandma could humor everyone during a bad situation. I remember when my grandma said the funniest thing when my aunt received a ticket for parking on the wrong side of the road. Everyone forgot that they had to pay a hefty fine and started laughing. Another charm of my grandma’s bracelet was a rainbow....   [tags: bracelet, charm, personality, presence] 751 words
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The Value of Ones Personal Possessions - One’s personal possessions usually have value to them because they are something that a person can truly claim as his or her own. The most desirable and most valuable possession would naturally be love. With love some, but not all, desire material possessions. Last, everyone desires security to complete the last piece of the puzzle. Love is valued above all other possessions because of one’s natural desire to be desirable. When a person possesses another’s love, it is understood that he or she possesses it only because the other person wills it so....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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Exorcisms: Science or Fiction - ... Performing and exorcism is considered to be an extremely dangerous spiritual task; the ritual assumes that possessed persons conserve their free-will, while the demon may have possession over the victim’s body. Performing an exorcism consists of In the process of restraining the possessed, and then the priest recites prayers and commands for the demon to exit out of the body. It is also essential to finish the exorcism once you start. If the exorcist stops the rite then the demon will try to pursue him which is why the end of an exorcism is so important....   [tags: demonic posession]
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The Demons Within - The Demons Within There are many interesting, well developed, entertaining, colorful, exciting, and provocative characters in Mario Vargas LlosaÕs novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. Pedro Camacho is quite a character, as well as Aunt Julia herself. I was even greatly intrigued by such small characters as Cousin Nancy and, believe it or not, the cabdriver who helped find a mayor to marry Aunt Julia and Marito. however, nobody in the whole book interested me more than Marito Varguitas himself....   [tags: Demons Possession Skinner Frazier Essays] 4166 words
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Stepping in to a Compulsive Hoarder's House - ... The oxford dictionary defines hoarding as “someone who tends to hoard, gather or accumulate things”. Many people living in England today are not fully aware that some types of excessive hoarding can be categorised as a mental health disorder. You may cling onto your favourite fashion magazines, seize the sea shells you once collected as a child, even nestle notebooks from high school, however compulsive hoarding is much more than this… it’s a severe anxiety disorder. Many fail to realise the severity of this desolated illness....   [tags: accumulation, possessions, behavior] 800 words
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Controlled Assessment of Love Relationships - ... This also shows that not all men treat women as possessions, although most do. The Nurse treats Juliet in a very similar way to the Friar, but with a few notable differences. The Nurse believes that marriage is only for a sexual relationship, which means that she does not fully understand Juliet's love for Romeo. This explains why she thinks that 'Romeo is a dishclout to him'. The word 'dishclout' suggests that it's only Romeo's physical appearance that may be like this compared to Paris, but not how he is emotionally....   [tags: themes, treated, marriage, possessions] 1292 words
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A Normative Analysis of Easement Rights - ... Plaintiff M.F. Farming, Co (MF) has granted defendant Couch Distributing Company (Couch Distributing) the “nonexclusive right of way for ingress and egress and for all utility purposes” on a 60-feet wide strip of land named Parcel B with the sale of ownership of the adjoining Parcel A and Parcel C to Couch Distributing. (See Appendix A) Couch Distributing has constructed Parcel A as distribution center and use Parcel B as private road to service the business, including employee parking, maneuver and ingress and egress of trucks....   [tags: land, posession, development]
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Decriminalization of Marijuana in Canada - ... A survey conducted by the Forum Poll (2013) found 69% of Canadians (ages 18 and older) supported either decriminalization for small amounts of marijuana (34%) or outright legalization and taxation (36%). This has led to the belief that criminalization of the drug has failed and that a policy change – such as decriminalization – would be beneficial economically as well as socially. For example, Miron (2010) found that in the United States, government expenditure would reduce by $8.7 billion just from the reduction in enforcement....   [tags: removing criminal sanctions for use and posession] 1277 words
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Material Possessions Does Not Being Happiness - ... Thus, one who spends his time to pile up their treasures is setting a trap for themselves. The status of an individual is not important, because eventually one day all of it will be gone. Furthermore, those who believe that possessions make an individual happy could argue that money is everything one needs in life. If one has money, they have the capability to accomplish more and satisfy their desires. But, if one does not have money, then they have nothing. There are individuals who believe money is a must in everyday life because they can use that to buy unnecessary materials....   [tags: money, wealth, pleasure, excitement] 995 words
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Posession of Guns in the USA - Posession of Guns in the USA Zimring and Hawkins states that America is a gun culture with these words from the report of the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence in 1969. "Firearms have long been an important part of American life. For many years the armed citizen-soldier was the country's first line of defense. Firearms no longer play a significant role in keeping food on American tables, yet Americans own and use firearms to a degree that puzzles many observers. If our frontier has disappeared, our frontier tradition remains" (Zimring and Hawkins, 1987: 30)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Material Possessions - The Path To Happiness? - In the science of Psychology, there have been many tests showing that there is no physical point in life when a subject can obtain pure enlightenment, fulfillment, or complete satisfaction of mind and body. This supports the assertion that money cannot buy happiness. Although this idea is very popular, could it be proven wrong. It seems only natural that happiness should flow from having more money. Could material possessions actually increase the happiness of a person. In his essay titled "On Dumpster Diving," Lars Eighner discusses his experience of being homeless and having to resort to living off of other people's unwanted possessions to survive....   [tags: Happiness Essays]
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Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society - Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society Our society is framing the mind of younger generations to believe that your possessions reflect the value and quality of your life. Society is also going as far as to dictate what items these are that make life so much better. I think most parents try to deter their children and teenagers away from this way of thinking. However, it seems that at these ages our children's peers are a more dominant influence. Our children enter elementary school innocently, instilled with the ideas and disciplines we, as parents, have taught them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 913 words
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Possessions of Character in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien - Possessions of Character in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien, contains many references to "possessions of character." Many things Lt. Cross carries were carried by all, including: military equipment, stationery, photographs, diseases, food, the land of Vietnam itself, their lives, and even more. O'Brien highlights these along with special things that Lt. Jimmy Cross carries. He, thus, reveals something of what Cross values. Belongings reflect his character and thoughts....   [tags: The Things They Carried Vietnam War Essays] 392 words
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The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace - The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's Short Story, "The Necklace" The late Irish poet Oscar Wilde once stated, "In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it" (qtd. in The Quotations Page). This quote accurately describes human nature to the extent that man is never fully satisfied with his current possessions. In fact, most people who rely on materialistic items for happiness are typically desolated and miserable....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant The Necklace] 757 words
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Should Marijuana be Legalized in Trinidad and Tobago? - Topic: To what extent should marijuana be legalized in Trinidad and Tobago. In Trinidad and Tobago the use and possession of marijuana is illegal. This research paper therefore presents a discussion on the legal debate of marijuana highlighting the legal issues and discussing to what extent should marijuana be legalized in Trinidad and Tobago. The first legal issue that is discussed in this paper is the harsh or punitive nature of the Dangerous Drug Act and the classification of marijuana. Cannabis Sativa, or any other name it is referred to, be it Ganja, marijuana, weed, or “Mary Jane” under the Dangerous Drugs Act it is classified as a dangerous drug, and is included in the First Schedu...   [tags: current legislation, decriminalization] 1853 words
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Better Education Will Reduce America's Crime Rate - Once a year in Switzerland a tournament, called Knabenschiessen, is held to show who has the best aim with various weapons. A trophy or prize goes to the top boy and girl shooters. As most everyone in Switzerland gets trained in the use of various weapons there is little to no crime in the country. According to the Swiss Federal Police Office there were 2,687 crimes committed in Switzerland in 1997. Of those only 637 involved guns (Halbrook, 1999). The best way to deal with crime is to educate people on weaponry, create more gun control laws, and harsher sentences for criminals caught in possession of a weapon....   [tags: Pro Gun Control]
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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent - Florida is losing the war on drugs though financial attrition. The economic impact of substance abuse in Florida is estimated to be roughly 6% of the state’s gross domestic product (Miami 20). One contributor is the myopic view by a judicial system that chooses to impose harsh criminal penalties, including incarceration, on non-violent offenders with minor possession charges. Increasing budgetary constraints, leading to fewer available resources, contrast harshly with the rapidly growing substance abuse....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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