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Drug Smuggling - Drug Smuggling      Drug smuggling is on a current up raise and there seems to be no way of stunting it growth. But here a some ways some states are trying to slow the rate of drug smuggling.      In Illinois there is a program called “Operation Cash Crop” or the OCC. This is a combine of the ISP and the DEA. It's goal is to locate places where marijuana is grown then destroy all of it's gardens. During the span of 1983-88 these “OCC” led to 442 arrest and destroyed over 2 million marijuana plants....   [tags: Drugs Narcotics Drug War Essays]
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Smuggling in the Asia-Pacific Region - ... The spotlight of this meeting is to illustrate and analyze migratory situation and a several issues which derive from smuggling in human under APC. Furthermore, the establishment of the formal declaration as ‘Bangkok Declaration on Irregular Migration’ was conducted with more than fifteen nations for the focusing on people smuggling. The key factor of this declaration is that most countries in Asia-Pacific are still not ratified in UN Protocol against Migrant Smuggling and have lack of knowledge and experiences to cope with smuggling issue can adapt this declaration as a principle basic of legal enforcement cooperation to combat against people smuggling in this region as the same perspective....   [tags: Globalization, Crime, Current Events]
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Palestinian Smuggling Tunnels - ... But for the Palestinians, it had only just begun. When 20 years later in 1967, Israel occupied one of the most important places for Palestinians, the Gaza Strip, during the Six Day War which took place from June 5th to June 10th. As a consequence of the Six Day War in 1967, Israel had won control of the Gaza strip through defeating Egypt; and remained directly in charge from June 1967 until approximately May 1994. During this time, around 280 to 325 thousand Palestinians fled from territories occupied by Israel during the war....   [tags: Defying Israel and Egypt]
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Drug Smuggling in Malaysia - Drug smuggling cases have created a grave concerns in Malaysia. As I go through the “Special Report : Decline in Drug Mules” 2010 by BERNAMA, I feel impel to discuss further about this issue. In this article, the definition of drug mule is not given. But, I have come across a definition from Smith (2010) which stated that drug mules are people whose bodies are used to transport drugs to another country. Moreover, Kusyi (2010) defined drug mule as a phrase that refers to someone who is willing or duped to be a courier, carrying drugs or smuggling drugs to other countries....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Drug Mule] 1277 words
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The Real Threat Of Nuclear Smuggling - The Real Threat of Nuclear Smuggling This reading was based on the controversy over the threat that nuclear smuggling poses. It begins by going over the view of each side in a brief manner. It states that some analysts dismiss it as a minor nuisance while others find the danger to be very real and probable. This reading stands mainly for the belief that nuclear smuggling is a real danger. The analysts that find this issue to be a problem say that nuclear smuggling presents grave and serious because even though the percent of these type of smuggling is less than that of drugs for example, the law-enforcement type officials are also less experienced at stopping shipments of an item such as uranium than they are in seizing marijuana or hashish....   [tags: essays research papers] 565 words
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Smuggling Of Nuclear Material - Smuggling of Nuclear Material Over the past five years the former states of the Soviet Union haven't been able to prevent the leakage of nuclear material. Nuclear materials and technologies are more accessible now than at any other time in history, due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the worsening of economic conditions. No longer does the Soviet KGB, the Soviet military and the Soviet border guards have the control to stop the smuggling of nuclear material's. With the Cold War being over, there is a huge stockpile of over 100 nuclear sites (See Appendix A)....   [tags: essays research papers] 998 words
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Smuggling Drugs into the United States - Smuggling Drugs into the United States On July 30, Federal agents charged twelve Delta Air Lines employees of smuggling drugs into the United States. Nine Delta Airlines workers were arrested and three others are sought as suspects in a scheme that brought 10 tons of Colombian cocaine into the U.S. via Delta flights from Puerto Rico. Over a three to four year period, employees stashed cocaine in suitcases and packed the drug into cargo containers which were then transported primarily to New York from San Juan's Munóz Marin International Airport, agents said (Christopher Wren, "Nine at Delta Are Seized in Smuggling of Cocaine," New York Times, July 31, 1997, p....   [tags: Papers] 1056 words
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Organized Crime - Organized crime is often described similarily by groups like government, the press and popular opinion. This similar definition is described through the knowledge people have gained from pop-culture movies, television shows, magazines, novels and stories from newspaper articles. Often these newspaper articles are written by authors who have little more knowledge on the structure of organized crime then what their favorite Sopranos episode dictates. It is extremely rare in today's society that somone who has an opinion on organized crime (which is almost everyone) has gained this opinion through first-hand experience (Finckenauer, p....   [tags: International Drug Smuggling] 1050 words
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The Spread of Drugs as a World Problem - ... Some have even advocated the all out legalization of all drugs to take the market away from the cartels. This option has no viability for it would be political suicide for any politician that would advocate such a position. The Obama Administration claim that the war on drugs is working and in his 2010 budget The President has asked for $1.7 billion to help Mexico fight the cartels. This is an issue of important national security to the United States as the drug cartels are already operating within its borders....   [tags: Trafficking, Smuggling, Border] 1203 words
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Just Take Away Their Guns - ... Seeing Wilson is in agreement with the general public, this adds to this enticing essay, because most people respond better to something they agree with rather than disagree. Wilson then pulls the reader deeper by his statistical use and pessimistic truth stating “Most of these handguns are stolen, borrowed, or obtained through private purchases that wouldn’t be affected by gun laws” (Wilson125). The social order is not one to listen when told they cannot have something they desire. Continuing on to describe what kind of an affect gun control laws would have on the law abiding citizen, and why maybe gun control advocates might be similar to an overprotective parent....   [tags: james wilson, illegal guns, smuggling]
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The Border Patrol State - The Border Patrol State In “The Border Patrol State” Leslie Silko makes accusations of the border patrol’s mistreatment of American citizens of Mexican decent, making the argument with almost evidence. Silko, a critically acclaimed poet, sees the border patrol as a governmental assembly addicted to interrogation, torture, and the murder of those they see fit. Leslie Silko certainly makes accusations that some could argue far exceed the boundaries of journalism integrity, and fail to deliver with evidence to back them up....   [tags: Leslie Silko Illegal Drugs Smuggling Essays]
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Human trafficking - ... Though it may be difficult to educate everyone at risk/involved, it is worth it since even a small population that is education would make a world of a difference. It is also important to state that some people already know all the risks of entering the human trafficking trade and migrant smuggling situations but still go forth with their plans. It is also true that education and empowerment will only work for those who have a choice in the matter (not being coerced into human trafficking). These two downfalls are detrimental, but the overall benefits of education and empowerment are much greater....   [tags: Trafficking, migration, rights]
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Evolvement in Crime and Punishment in Society - Evolvement in Crime and Punishment in Society Source A is a mid seventeenth-century engraving showing the 'swimming test' of a woman accused of witchcraft. The swimming test was used to find witches. The accused would be submerged in water, and if they floated on the surface they were assumed guilty of witchcraft. Source A illustrates uniformed spectators. The very fact that they are uniformed shows that the swimming test was a sanctioned event. The source also shows a creature which looks a little like a warthog, which may represent the witch's familiar....   [tags: Papers] 2270 words
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Human Trafficking in the United States - In 2010, there were almost 30,000 Latino immigrants in Durham, ninety percent of which were undocumented immigrants (Johnson). Initially, most Latino immigrants arrived in the southwest, but since the turn of the century, more have settled in new destinations, such as Durham, and other parts of the Southeast, due to opportunities to work in low-skilled jobs. Pushing forces that lead people to migrate include better life opportunities, poverty as a result of war, political unrest and injustice, and environmental disasters....   [tags: Modern-Day Slavery]
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How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England? - How does Hardy show social injustice in the 19th Century in England. Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 and died in 1928 at the age of 88. Thomas Hardy’s father was a stonemason and his mother a servant to a vicar. Hardy could not afford to continue his education as he wished and was apprenticed to John Hicks, a local church architect from 1862 to 1867. He served as assistant to Arthur Bloomfield, a London architect. Hardy hated London and returned to Dorset and worked for Hicks until 1874. Despite his employment Hardy was writing continually during this period of life....   [tags: English Literature] 2095 words
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Opium and Trade - The thought of opium as a topic of conversation in China throughout the late eighteenth century and nineteenth century brought about discussions that varied from arguments for its legalization and praise of its distributors to the complete ban of the drug and punishment for all users and smugglers. For those who acted as proponents of the narcotic, they sincerely believed that this necessary evil was one of the only aspects of the economy that could effectively propel China into the same class as that of the world’s supreme powers (Janin 6)....   [tags: Economics ]
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Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Mexican Organized Crime - Japanese, Russian, Chinese, and Mexican Organized Crime Organized crime is an international issue and it exists in several different countries, such as; Italy, China, Japan, Russia and the United States of America. Although all these groups of organized crime have many things in common they tend to have different ways of doing something, or they may not do them at all. Many also commit similar types of crimes, and others commit crimes other groups would not. It is thought that the Russian Mafia has existed in Russia for several centuries....   [tags: Crime ]
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America's War on Drugs - Throughout history, Americans have fought many enemies that threaten the safety of our great Nation and provided aid and resources to our partnering countries in their time of despair. However, the consequences were substantial, countless brave men and women lost their lives defending the freedom of Americans and the place we call “home.” Moreover, today American’s fight a different kind of war; it is a war without a clear enemy or end in sight. Today, America fights a War on Drugs. In the early 1970s, the War on Drugs was still relatively new and drug smuggling continued, going virtually unimpeded through the U.S....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]
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Foreign Aid is Used for Illegal Activities - ... As drugs become more powerful and more accessible, the demand for the product increases.5 Part of the reason is because drugs are addictive and when they are taken repetitively, the users want more and more. Russia’s drug market is so massive that it has spread to even the remotest parts of Russia. A similar drug problem has taken place in history before with a country right below Russia. In the eighteenth century, the Chinese would trade their tea for Britain’s silver. Soon, Britain could no longer supply China with products they were interested in, so the two countries resulted in illegal procedures....   [tags: foreign assistance, financial aid]
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The Black Market - The Black Market is defined as people who engage in illicit trade. Smuggling of Nuclear weapons plays a role in this. The Russians, U.S., and other countries are involved. Russia has been one the move since the Cold War ended. The Russians position threat to many lives with nuclear sales. Many Russian affiliations and events are to blame including Russian Mafia, military intelligence, Trading Air, collapse in economy, and disgruntled Nuclear employees. Russian Crime organizations have grown to a high number since the end of the Cold War....   [tags: essays research papers] 1281 words
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17th Century English Mercantilism - Mercantilism Essay England in the 17th century adopted the policy of mercantilism, exercising control over the trade of the colonies, thus greatly affecting their political and economical development. Mercantilism was the policy in Europe throughout the 1500's to the 1700's where the government of the mother country controlled the industry and trade of other, weaker settlements with the idea that national strength and economic security comes from exporting more than what is imported. Possession of colonies provided the countries with sources of raw materials and markets for their manufactured goods....   [tags: European History] 938 words
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Substance Abuse - substance Abuse Substance abuse is just one of the problems facing the United States today. Even though it seems like a big problem, it actually first started in the 1800’s when the first drugs were smuggled. This only began the never ending path of illegal drugs flowing through the U.S. In the 1950’s, a therapeutic drug was introduced called Phencyclidine (PCP), later nicknamed angle dust. Doctors soon found that the drug caused hallucinogenic side effects. It was then pulled. The drug soon reappeared in the sixties and seventies....   [tags: essays research papers] 540 words
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Opium and Trade - Opium and Trade Opium as a topic of discussion can lead to many arguments either for or against the introduction of the drug into the Chinese society. Initially, these opinions began to circulate upon its initial presentation to the people of China in the late eighteenth century and late nineteenth century when its popularity and reputation were rather miniscule and mysterious. On one side, arguments favored its legalization and actually praised its distributors because of the positive impact, albeit temporarily, for the people of China in a hallucinogenic manner and the importers from other countries, that it had overall....   [tags: Chinese Government]
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Welcome to America - American population is made up of people with different ethnic background, religious ideologies, political beliefs, and American has accepted an arrival of new people from overseas very warmly. However, America is been cautioned about an immigration issue for past hundred years. During Progressive Era, and Industrialization, rate of immigration has increased exponentially, and American government has set up a strict immigration laws to control the flow of people across the US borders. Legal immigration favors American society, and economy....   [tags: Immigration] 853 words
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Effective Law Enforcement and Less Crime - From day to day, everyone experiences some form of racial profiling. When people go to apply for a job, they are required to state their race and ethnicity on the application; this is so that the employer can hire the correct amount of people by their race and ethnicity as required by the federal law known as Affirmative Action (Wikipedia). In addition, when people go apply for college, driver licenses, social security, food assistance/stamps, unemployment, and even health care, you are required to provide your race and ethnicity for approval....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]
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Transnational Crime - Organized crime was the first to emerge as a transnational crime. Encompassing the Mafia as an opponent the 1950’s, organized crime came to the forefront because of the high-profile of political ramifications concerning the wealth of those involved in organized crime started during the prohibition era (A History of Organized Crime, 2008) The menace to individual sanctuary on a personal level , transnational crime stops the cultural development of societies internationally. Growth of transnational crime has been multifaceted, invading activities such as drugs, illegal immigrants, money laundering and other criminal activities....   [tags: Crime] 1087 words
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The Cultural and Political Life of Saudi Arabia - Crimes punishable by the death sentence in Saudi Arabia include murder, serious attacks on the Islam religion, adultery, dress codes, and since 1987, drug smuggling. Under Saudi Arabian law, serious crimes merit serious consequences. Repeated theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand, administered under anesthetic. Because most meals in Saudi Arabia are eaten by hand from a communal bowl and only the right hand may touch the food, this punishment effectively bans the convicted thief from society....   [tags: Culture]
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Arizona Bill 1070: All States Should Enact Similar Laws - In 2010, the Arizona Senate introduced a bill that would become one of the strictest and anti-illegal immigration bills ever to be debated, and eventually implemented in the United States. The bill, usually referred to as Arizona Bill 1070, requires all aliens to carry their registration documents at all times. 1070 makes it a state misdemeanor for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying the required documents and bars state or local officials or agencies from restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws....   [tags: U.S. Law, illegal immigration, immigrants]
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Human Trafficking - Human trafficking is a serious global issue that needs the awareness and attention of the world. The United Nations Office for Drugs and Crimes identifies human trafficking as “an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring, or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion, or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them” (UNODC). According to the book Trafficking in People by the policy analysts Clare Ribando Seelke and Alison Siskin, this exploitation can include forced prostitution, ”forced labor and services, slavery, servitude, or the removal of organs” (Ribando Seelke and Siskin 4)....   [tags: Sex Trafficking]
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The Trials of Immigration in America - America is a very proud country full of spirit and determination. I would dare say we have more pride in our country than people from most any other country in the world. The problem is there are people in other countries that try to corrupt and pollute our way of life. We call these people terrorists, but recently we have found out that these people are really immigrants. This country was founded and populated through immigration. What kind of terror can some simple immigrants cause. That is a great question, but when I bring up the words Mafia, Terror attacks, and Drug Cartels people finally wake up and start to take notice....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Human Trafficking - Introduction Human trafficking is phrase that is used to describe the various ways in which a person “obtains or holds another person in compelled service” (U.S. Department of State, 2011, p. 9). There are several categories of human trafficking, such as forced labor, sex trafficking, and bond or debt labor. Human trafficking can affect adults and children, with the trafficking in children for sex being particularly egregious (p. 9-11). Human trafficking frequently goes unnoticed, and victims often blame themselves for their problems and therefore are unlikely to self-report (Office for Victims of Crime, n.d.)....   [tags: forced labor, sex trafficking, debt labor]
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Globalization and Human Trafficking - Trafficking in human beings is now the fastest-growing business of organized crime. Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders. More than one person is smuggled across a border every minute which is the equivalent to ten jumbo jets every single day. And the trade earns twice as much as the Coca Cola brand. (STOP THE TRAFFIK 2014) According to estimates, more than 700,000 people are trafficked every year for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labour....   [tags: Human Trafficking]
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Demolishing the Saudi Arabian Society - ... The Universal Decleration of Human Rights also states in article 19 that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.“ The cases just discussed examine how Saudi Arabia takes innocent people and unjustly prosecute them. Not only do they practice capital punishment and unjust ruling in Saudi Arabia, but they also practice gender apartheid....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Gender Inequality]
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The Mafia - ... The famous Al Capone gang retaliated by lining up rivals and shooting them to death with machine guns disguised as police officers (Ross 32). The rival gang thought they were getting searched for their illegal alcohol by the police; these men were actually those of Capone. After the Valentine’s Day massacre Al Capone learned of traitors within his organization. He invited three of them to dinner and beat them with a baseball bat hoping he would set an example (whiting 29). Many mafia members’, as well as civilian, casualties resulted from the gang wars....   [tags: society, prohibition, organized crime, Rico, drugs]
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The Illicit Sale of Blood Diamonds - ... “The Ecologist” is a British environmental journal, there article Export of Zimbabwean Diamonds Threatens Ethical Jewellery Trade. In this article it talks about the controversy regarding exports of diamonds from Zimbabwe, and other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. “It has widely been quoted that less than one per cent of the diamonds on the world market are blood diamonds. However…this figure only applies when the narrow definition of a blood diamond is used, which only includes stones that rebel groups use to fund civil wars....   [tags: ethical issues, diamonds]
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Airport Security - ... They showed this in the Chicago International Airport. The O’Hare airport is the second airport to receive one of these 150 scanners. Gale Database. Besides terrorist attacks, smuggling is one of the many reasons that airport security is so strict and so limiting. The meaning of smuggling is to secretly move illegal, or banned, goods or products across national borders. This is typically used because there is a huge profit in selling these items. To prevent smuggling, they can stop anyone. They must ID themselves and could be asked to submit to a search....   [tags: federal aviation, x-ray machine]
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My Understanding of Extremism and Domestic Terrorism - My understanding of extremism is that it’s a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common moral standards. In democratic societies, individuals or groups which advocate that democracy should be replaced with some kind of authoritarian regime are usually branded extremists. There have been several terrorist acts committed in the United States of America, not by terrorists that live in other countries and despise the American ways and ideas, but by our own citizens who live and work in the United States of America....   [tags: Extremist, Terrorist, Ku Klux Klan] 698 words
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Different Types of Organized Crime in Canada - Different Types of  Organized Crime in Canada  Organized crime in Canada has many faces. The people who engage in organized crime are as varied as the types of organized crimes they engage in. There are essentially four categories of organized crime in Canada. These four categories are: (A) Aboriginal organized crime groups, (B) Outlaw motorcycle gangs, (C) Traditional Italian Mafia crime groups, ethnic groups such as Asian Triads and Vietnamese gangs, (D) Colombian cartels and emerging crime groups from Russia and Nigeria (Beare 1996: 75)....   [tags: Criminal Justice Essays]
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Wild Life Trafficking - Trafficking is a form of smuggling that has a long history throughout the world. Just like any trade, the forms of trafficking differ as to what is needed in the market. Examples of trafficking and smugglings include: drugs, weapons, alcohol, tobacco, women, children and all forms of wildlife (animals and plants). Wildlife trafficking is a serious threat to the environment. Animals, for example, are usually stolen from their natural habitat and sold in the black markets for large sums of money. Removing animals and/or plants from their natural habitat affects the ecosystem, ruins the food chain and risks driving those animals and plants towards extinction (FREELAND,2010)....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Increasing Security at The Mexican American Border - Nowhere else in the world does an invisible line draw such a disparity in wealth and lifestyle. Our border with Mexico divides one of the West's richest countries with a struggling third world economy. The nature of the border presents many unique issues; Mexican refuges looking for a better life here in America, Mexican drug lords exporting drugs to drug savvy America, American jobs going overseas for cheaper labor, as well as the integrating of our two cultures. Mexican immigration is a liability in our country, for reasons that I will state....   [tags: Politics Mexico America Border Security]
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Prohibition in Canada - Prohibition in Canada Prohibition was a very interesting time in the history of Canada it was a very good time period for the country and also a bad time for the country. Prohibition all began to rise around the 1840's and the 1850's by temperance groups in Canada, this set the bases for prohibition because some people were starting to see the affect that alcohol had on a society. Prohibition actually only lasted for two years ( 1917 to 1920 ) through out the entire country, except Quebec they adopted the law in 1919 but they could still sell light beer, cider and wine....   [tags: Papers] 626 words
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Drug Regulation Prior to 1937 - Drug Regulation Prior to 1937 When one thinks of drug legislation, they immediately think of our government watching out for our well-being, and goodwill. Upon examining the history of anti-drug policy by the United States Government, it becomes evident that ulterior motives such as racism, revenue, and political influence lay behind drug laws and regulations. In examining our nation's history further, one cannot find any real truth to most claims as far as the extent of damage that drugs were causing America....   [tags: Papers] 2746 words
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The American Revolution Was NOT Justified - The American Revolution should never have happened. The British were not tyrannical, oppressive rulers although the American colonies perceived them to be so. The American colonists misperceptions led to revolution and independence. Although Great Britain emerged victorious in the Seven Years War, it left Great Britain with significant debt. The British looked to America to help it. First the British began enforcing existing laws like the Navigation Acts, which put limits on colonial imports and exports....   [tags: America's Unjust Revolution]
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Illegal Immigrants in The United States - For many years, people from all over the world have come to the United States seeking a better life for themselves, their spouse, their children and even their children's children. However, not every immigrant comes into this country legally and many of these illegal immigrants are poor, uneducated and may be carrying contagious diseases. They may arrive here via human trafficking, smuggling or other methods. There is one thing we know for sure that many of them choose to remain silence when they become victims....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, immigration] 781 words
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If I Was the President of Afghanistan - Corruption is a disease which badly effects on good governance. It poisons business practices and erodes the quality of living in a country. Unfortunately, Afghanistan has been suffering from this misery in the past few years. Due to lack of having good leadership, corruption has become a tradition in the government institutions and resulted welfare lost for the people of Afghanistan. The Government officials sacrificed public welfare and work as entrepreneurs by using government power, assets, and breaking laws for private gain....   [tags: World Government]
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The Right To Choose - Marijuana has been used for recreational and spiritual uses since around 3000 B.C. It has held ties as a crop for industrial use through hemp fabric, one of the most efficient and cheapest fabrics available today. It has been the focal point of many religions, and it may have even been seen as a religious sacrament to early Jews and Christians (Delorde). In today's society it is still used by religions as a focal point, one of which being the christian based religion of Rasta. It has had as colorful of a history for use as a fiber as it has for recreational use....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Cigarette Bootlegging - Cigarette Bootlegging is one of the most common but seemingly underlining crimes in the United States. Growing up in a younger generation, the smoking of cigarettes in general is a very common and socially acceptable act. According to research, Cigarette Bootlegging is considered a tax administration problem which originally developed back in 1965. (“Cigarette Bootlegging: A State AND Federal Responsibly.”) Since cigarettes are such a widely used, but dangerous addicting tobacco product, the government has found that raising taxes on cigarettes increase the government’s profit....   [tags: Tobacco]
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The Conflict Diamonds of Africa - A beautiful precious diamond can last forever, but what most people do not know is that a majority of our diamonds come from Africa. The civil wars in Africa over diamonds began around 1961 and ended in 2003. Conflict diamonds were rampant and it would be difficult to say if any jewelry sold prior to 2003 was conflict free. Conflict diamonds are diamonds that have been mined and were controlled by African rebels. The rebels would use the profits from selling conflict diamonds to fund illegal activity and to purchase more weapons for their armies....   [tags: The Blood Diamonds of Africa]
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FDI Flows in China and Hong Kong - The aim of this research is to study the role of Hong Kong in the Pearl River Delta by examining FDI flows. In order to truly understand why the Chinese coastal region is intertwined with Hong Kong , it is key to be aware of the history and the development of both regions. This section discusses the most important institutional and economic developments of mainland China from the 18th century up until the China’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001 with respect to foreign trade. Furthermore, the section discusses the development and the role of the Pearl River Delta....   [tags: International Business]
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Motherhood, Sacrifice, and Hope for Humanity in _Frozen River_ - In Frozen River (2008), Courtney Hunt tells a story of a white, poverty-stricken mother of two, Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo), who partners by chance with a Mohawk Indian mother named Lila Littlewolf (Misty Upham), in smuggling of illegal immigrants to the US from Canada across the frozen river (St. Lawrence River) – the border. Author of The New York Times article aptly states that Hunt’s film “evokes a perfect storm of present-day woes: illegal immigration, ethnic tension, depressed real estate, high gas prices and dire poverty” (Holden)....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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Mexican Cartel - Mexican Cartel Drug War Mexico has a long history of cartels the deaths, drugs and weapon trafficking is in all time high increasing year by year. “Mexico's gangs have flourished since the late 19th century, mostly in the north due to their proximity to towns along the U.S.-Mexico border. But it was the American appetite for cocaine in the 1970s that gave Mexican drug cartels immense power to manufacture and transport drugs across the border. Early Mexican gangs were primarily situated in border towns where prostitution, drug use, bootlegging and extortion flourished” (Wagner)....   [tags: Drugs, Weapon, Trafficking] 1525 words
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