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Narcotic possession - Narcotic possession is criminally defined by owning, holding, or having any amount of a controlled substance. The criminal sanctions for possession of narcotics are largely dependent on the quantity and kind of drug as well as the jurisdiction in which the crime happened. The criminal sanctions against narcotic possession with intent to distribute are deemed an infinitely more significant criminal offense compared to criminal offense associated with narcotic possession for individual use. Additionally it is a criminal offense to possess any narcotic related paraphernalia....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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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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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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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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The Relationship of Freedom to the Acquisition, Possession, and Exercise of Virtue - 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....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays] 3195 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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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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Possession of Nuclear Weapons and Whether Their Ownership Voids Use - Possession of Nuclear Weapons and Whether Their Ownership Voids Use 'Nuclear weapons protect our country. The very fact we have them means no-one will ever use them' In this account, I am going to discuss the diverse arguments which concern the issue of nuclear weapons, and whether or not their ownership actually voids use. Exploring both contrasting arguments, I will discuss both sides to the subject; arguments which support this statement contrast a great deal to those who rebut it, yet both sides have their valid reasons to their case; those who favour the statement believe that the weapons are somewhat of a taboo, however, those who support the opposing view look at the matter a lot more practically, after all nuclear weapons are extremely destructive....   [tags: Papers] 810 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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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 - ... Kip is described in physical terms, similar to the descriptions used for females throughout the novel. “He seems unconsciously in love with his body, with his physicalness,” (Ondaatje 75). At the start, we see Kip feminized, and almost sexualized. Hana even refers to him as an “Indian goddess,” (218), and often notes his beautiful, flowing hair. Though this notion is clearly problematic and Orientalist as an Indian man is being “feminized,” I believe Ondaatje is actually progressive in breaking gender boundaries and stereotypes....   [tags: Micheal Ondaatje]
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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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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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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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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 and 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 sound mind and body. This retains to the idea that money can not buy happiness. Although this idea is very popular, could it be proven wrong. Could material possessions give people satisfaction and happiness, or just reflect how happy a person is. Lars Eighner states in his essay titled "On Dumpster Diving," how his life experience of being homeless and having to resort to living basically off of trash, and other people's unwanted possessions to survive....   [tags: Psychology] 805 words
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The Effects of Man Made Possessions on Society: The Internet - ... The Internet and all that it may entail can also lead to someone becoming depressed. Bullying, which is an already big issue is society, with the added help of the Internet become cyber bullying. Bullying in any substance can cause someone to become less confident in himself or herself. Another aspect of society that is in harm of the Internet is education. One major tactic that the Internet has that drains the skill set of an average individual is that the Internet has many shortcuts and freebies that require an individual to think less....   [tags: Internet]
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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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America, Where Possessions Determine Our Worth - America, Where Possessions Determine Our Worth I admit it; I'm someone who lusts for labels. I love a brand name. I am especially attracted to a high price or a flashy tag. I dig the bling-bling. Fast cars, expensive jewelry, clothing; you name it, I am fascinated by it. The sound of "Gucci" or "Porsche" or "Dolce & Gabbana" perks my ears up immediately. My attention is easily drawn to anything worth charging on a credit card. I am a modern buyer. I am the consumer whore. Okay, so I was not the one to coin that name, but a friend of mine once called me that when I was raving about my new James jeans....   [tags: Retail Fashion Shopping Materialism Essays] 1203 words
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R.V. Keilty - R. v. Keilty In the case R.v.Keilty the accused, Keilty, was charged and convicted of trafficking in narcotics. He then appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada on the grounds that the trial judge erred in law. The facts in the case were not disputed but the actual definition of possession under section 2 of the Narcotic Control Act was the issue. The appellant never actually did sell the narcotics nor did he at anytime have possession. It is illogical to convict a person of possession when they don't actually have possession as defined in the Criminal Code....   [tags: essays research papers] 714 words
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America’s Fascination With Exorcism - Let’s Cast The Demons Out: Analysis of America’s Fascination With Exorcism The parapsychological phenomenon of possession has been recognized for many years all over the globe, but remains a dimly lit corner of human experience. The term “possession” has gone through many definitions with time. During the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the religious concept of possession also included all psychiatric disorders, epilepsy and even migraine. After the seventeenth century, mental illness began to be recognized as such, and the number of demonic superstitions started declining....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2556 words
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Why Marijuana Should Not be Legalized - ... People can easily cross-state borders and manage to bring marijuana back to state of residence. All of the legal, physical and social aspects of not legalization marijuana can affect the society in a big manner based on moral grounds. The legal aspects or laws associated with the use and possession of marijuana is very controversial but not legalizing this drug holds good position on moral grounds. Some people view punishments as inappropriate and legalizing marijuana would send the wrong message to the public....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Drug Crimes - ... Because it takes so long for the body to eliminate THC and its by-products a person’s cognitive functions can be affected for a day or more after a single dose.” (Cynthia Kuhn, 2008) The one unique thing about marijuana is that you cannot overdose on it. “In Beyond Our Control?: Confronting the Limits of Our Legal System in the Age of Cyberspace (2003), Stuart Biegel reports that marijuana arrests in the United States doubled from 7,000 to 15,000 between 1964 and 1966. By 1969 the national total for marijuana arrests had increased nearly 700% to 118,903....   [tags: Drugs]
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Tenancy Legal Case Study - Tenancy Legal Case Study The distinction between having a tenancy and a simple permission to enter premises known under English law as a licence; is defined by the case of Street v Mountford. This case sets out the requisite, which is required in order to create a tenancy, one of which is known as exclusive possession....   [tags: Papers] 841 words
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Education: The Key To Dealing With 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: Crime]
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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent - ... 43.5% of substance abuse offenders incarcerated for minor drug-related charges return to jail or prison within a year of release, while the recidivism rate for alternative-sentencing graduates is only 16.4% (Florida. Supreme 10). From a purely financial point of view, the decision to continue decreasing funding to alternative-sentencing programs, choosing instead to funnel minor offenders through the traditional judicial methods, is extremely short-sighted and negligent on the part of state lawmakers....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Alternative Sentencing: Money Well Spent - ... Supreme 10). From a purely financial point of view, the decision to continue decreasing funding to alternative-sentencing programs, choosing instead to funnel minor offenders through the traditional judicial methods, is extremely short-sighted and negligent on the part of state lawmakers. Each dollar invested into alternative-sentencing programs saves the state $59.83 over the course of the year in avoided legal fees and incarceration costs (Miami 29). The ancillary costs of incarceration for minor substance-abuse offences are staggering....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Importance of Maintaining the Strength and Power of Words Seen in the Bible - thus “peculiar people”, Titus 2:14. According to a deeper root translation a more accurate meaning for “peculiar people” should be considered as a people wherein God had a superlative, propriety interest above and beyond the common interest of all other nations of the world. Therefore, the most accurate translation should rather be “His treasured people.” Peripoiesis, pronounced per-ee-poy’-ay-sis; means “purchased, or possession. A people for the Lord’s own possession; a people who are His very own”....   [tags: Scripture Analysis] 1983 words
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Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy - Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Although the aspirations and goals of states are often motivated by external political pressures, analysis of recent foreign policy decisions demonstrates how internal political forces can play equally crucial roles in the pursuit and execution of these objectives. Thus, it would be invalid to claim that domestic politics and the nature of regimes play minor roles in either the goals a state pursues or the means it employs to reach them. By understanding how the diffusion of power in governments affect policy decisions, one can develop increased awareness of the linkages that exist between the internal pressures of domestic politics and the external forces of foreign politics....   [tags: Government Political Essays] 1235 words
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Gun Laws In The State of Georgia - ... In order to get a license you must go to your country’s probate court to get two fingerprint cards which will usually cost about $15 then take the application and the fingerprints cards to the sheriff’s office in the county you live. From there you will have to get either ink-type fingerprints or digital prints then the sheriff’s office will take everything and send it off to G.B.I to be reviewed which will take anywhere from 5-50 days. You will then be issued the firearm license if nothing comes back from the background check....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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The Concerns of Keeping Marijuana Illegal - ... Court and Prison Costs Nearly 900,000 arrests for marijuana related crimes means billions of dollars is going toward prosecutorial, judicial and incarceration expenses each year as well. According to Miron (2005), $2.94 billion is spent on prosecutorial and judicial expenses associated with marijuana charges each year. Over 12% of those incarcerated on drug charges are there because of marijuana. Keeping nearly 200,000 Americans in prison for marijuana related crimes, costs another $1 billion annually....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Coca Cola and Coco Frio - ... sovereignty , Puerto Rico was occupied and ruled by the U.S. military. Major General Guy V. Henry was installed as governor, and U.S. military officers were put in place as mayors.” ( Morris 24) . U.S. military forces planned “bringing the island up to their standards, installing sanitation systems , building roads and railroads , and rearranging the legal system and other institutions ” ( Morris 24). Jose Trias Monge concludes that the when military forces ruled that “ cultural clashes between the American military government and sectors of the Puerto Rican people began to lay a groundwork of resentment.” ( Monge 34-35) ....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Martin Espada] 1717 words
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Female Agency in African History: From Solidarity to Innovation - ... Awe describes how “The women under [the Iyalode’s] leadership could boycott the markets or refuse to play their traditional role in the Oba’s festival. The organization of all women under these female chiefs ensured their success in mobilizing female opinion” (Awe 1977). The women’s organized demands and boycotts show the outward and proactive means they took in attempt to secure their wants and needs. Yet the Yoruba women were not the only ones who relied on each other for social power. In the mid-to-late nineteenth century— the same time as the Iyalode’s height in power—spirit mediums in east Africa were demonstrating their influence....   [tags: Culture ] 1709 words
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The Colector Crimes vs. Drug Crimes - Various crimes have select penalties in which they are accompanied with. As a part of the American way, fairness and justice is the prime concern in the court of law. However, some specific crimes do not seem to fit the punishment. Although these serious offenses are in fact crimes, their penalties coincide with unlawful acts that effect more people, and therefore should not be of the same punishment. Examples of these unequal ratios are the comparisons between murder and kidnaping laws to those of drug crimes....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock - The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock Commodities have been a part of human culture from the start of the first civilizations. They can be crudely constructed or richly made works of art; they are still objects, however. Some people treasure their possessions more than anything in the world. These objects can become the driving force behind a person's life and desires. When someone's prized possession is stolen, it may seem as though a disaster has taken place....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]
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Legalization of Marijuana - Legalization of Marijuana This essay has problems with formatting Marijuana is a substance that has become very much a part of American culture. Nearly 65 million Americans have either used it occasionally or regularly. The use of marijuana hit mainstream America about thirty years ago and it has been accepted by a large segment of society ever since (Rosenthal 16). The debate on whether this substance should be legalized or not remains a very hot topic today. Despite government efforts to isolate and eliminate its use, it is clear that the use of marijuana is still very popular....   [tags: Marijuana Pot Legalize Weed Drugs Essays]
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Great Gatsby - Great Gatsby Through the interactions between male and female characters, Fitzgerald depicts a variety of social expectations regarding "typical" male behavior in the 1920's. In the novel The Great Gatsby, characters such as Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby, George Wilson and Nick Carraway demonstrate behavior that acts to maintain and live up to expectations inherent in society. Through their controlling ways, these characters strive to define the "typical" man in the 1920's. The notion that a man's success can be measured by his possessions becomes evident through the actions of Tom, Gatsby and Wilson....   [tags: essays papers]
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Character of John Proctor - Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a statement to the 17th century witchcraft. The Crucible renders John Proctor as a puritan, a husband, and a highly respected man. His name is his prime possession. John Proctor is a farmer and a villager who is faced with intense dilemma. He also commits adultery, which becomes his tragic flaw. Therefore he is to make a decision to tell the truth and ruin his name or lie and save his most prized possession. By this John Proctor is portrayed as an honest, tenacious, and faithful man....   [tags: 17th Century Witchcraft] 533 words
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Case Analysis of US v. Emerson - Case Analysis of US v. Emerson This case deals with the Defendant's possession of a firearm while under a restraining order, and the charges incurred by the Defendant for such firearm possession. Under Texas law, the possession of a firearm by Mr. Emerson creates a perceivable threat to members of his family, thus creating a violation of the restraining order against him. Apparently common practice in Texas, the restraining order was filed by Mr. Emerson's wife in conjunction with the papers filed for divorce....   [tags: Law Court Essays]
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Tibetan Oracles: Fact or Fiction? - Tibetan Oracles The miraculous feats of the Tibetan oracles are well known sources of mysticism. Stories of men who can bend metal swords with their bare hands, dance wildly and proclaim the future have piqued the curiosity and fascination of many. However, most rationale people will question, how real is the Tibet oracle. Are these men really visited by the deities who they claim to be visited by or are they merely masters of illusion. “The desire to know the future is probably as old as the human race....   [tags: Tibet Oracle Oracles Essays]
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Puerto Rico Under American Rule - Puerto Rico Under American Rule The United States gained control of the island of Puerto Rico as a result of the Spanish American war in 1898, claiming its intention to "free" the island from Spanish colonialism. When the United States took possession of the island, Puerto Rico became merely that, a controlled possession given little or insignificant power in many facets of Puerto Rican life. In a matter of a few months, Puerto Rico moved from being a Spanish possession to an American one, and this changing of hands had many implications on the status of Puerto Rico, politically economically, and socially....   [tags: History Historical Puerto Rican Essays]
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Drug Abuse in Canada - Drug Abuse in Canada Introduction Drug use and abuse is as old as mankind itself. Human beings have always had a desire to eat or drink substances that make them feel relaxed, stimulated, or euphoric. Wine was used at least from the time of the early Egyptians; narcotics from 4000 B.C.; and medicinal use of marijuana has been dated to 2737 B.C. in China. But it was not until the nineteenth century that the active substances in drugs were extracted. There was a time in history when some of these newly discovered substances, such as morphine, laudanum, cocaine, were completely unregulated and prescribed freely by physicians for a wide variety of ailments....   [tags: essays research papers] 1344 words
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Decriminalization of Marijuana in Canada - Introduction Marijuana is currently a hot topic of debate throughout Canada, and has been for the past few years. Marijuana was first banned in 1923 under the Opium and Drug Act, but since 1997 the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act have controlled it. In 2000, over 30,000 Canadians were charged with possession of marijuana. Currently, the marijuana laws are not enforced equally across the country, which has prompted the interest in changing the laws or possibly decriminalizing marijuana....   [tags: essays research papers] 1348 words
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financial aid drug law - The millions of college students heading to campus next year will not include an estimated 28,000 who will be denied federal financial aid because they have admitted to a recent drug conviction. Along with those, another 12,000 more may also be denied federal assistance because they have failed to answer a question that has been placed on the new financial aid forms among the income and background inquiries. The roughly ten million students who fill out financial aid forms will face a crucial question from the government; have you ever been convicted of possessing or selling illegal drugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 370 words
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US v Moreno - United States vs. Carlos Alfonso Moreno On July 12, 2004, Carlos Alfonso Moreno appeared before the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. He brought before the court an appeal challenging the district court’s calculation of his sentencing under the United States Sentencing Guideline. The panel determined after reviewing his case that an oral argument would not be necessary. They were able to look at the details of his case and make their decision. Mr. Moreno was charged in district court with various drug offenses and with being a felon in possession of a firearm....   [tags: essays research papers] 447 words
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