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Contested Plains by Elliot West - There are many ways in which we can view the history of the American West. One view is the popular story of Cowboys and Indians. It is a grand story filled with adventure, excitement and gold. Another perspective is one of the Native Plains Indians and the rich histories that spanned thousands of years before white discovery and settlement. Elliot West’s book, Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers and the Rush to Colorado, offers a view into both of these worlds. West shows how the histories of both nations intertwine, relate and clash all while dealing with complex geological and environmental challenges....   [tags: american west, indians, great plains]
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Solzhenitsyn's Warning to the West - ... Why would the US support a horrible dictator like Mao Zedong. To prevent a collaboration of communist superpowers that could overrun the world overnight. And second, The Allies simply had no real proof of the atrocities being committed by Stalin during his reign. Solzhenitsyn does express the evils of his own nation clearly, which becomes eerie when looking through the same lens upon which we see our own nation slipping into. He makes remarks about the soviet government controlling everything....   [tags: how the West should learn from history]
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West Nile Virus - An estimated 80% of people with West Nile Virus are asymptomatic (Sejavar, 2014). This is explained by the disease’s nature of attack on the host’s immune system and how much the host can handle as a result. Another reason is due to the different strains of West Nile Virus and how virulent they are (Jeha & Sila, 2009). A large percentage of the patients that develop symptoms due to WNV suddenly develop a congenital, fiery fever in other words known as West Nile Fever (WNF) (Jeha & Sila, 2009). Another significant complication caused by WNV as seen in about 1% of the population that gets infected is illness affecting nerve organs which is caused by the invasive nature of the disease which ru...   [tags: West Nile Virus Essays]
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West Virginia Politicians - West Virginia has a diverse history and strong record of struggle. From the original settlers to the current citizens, they have always found a way to survive and succeed (Wilson, 1990). The economic struggles of West Virginia have been due to the outsourcing of resources, income, capital, and information for the past 100 years (Cometti, 1966). This has led to reliance on the state and federal government to provide subsidies, and other welfare programs to help the citizens of the area feed, clothe, and shelter their selves (Erickson, 1986)....   [tags: West Virginia Politics]
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Great Achievements of Women of the Wild West - Have you ever wondered where we would be without the women of the Wild West. The most obvious we would be extinct, because there would be no reproduction of offspring. Women were needed for this reason, but there was so many more contributions that they made. Women were important in founding this great land. The women traveled with their men in hopes of getting free land out west, but it was a different story when they arrived. The winters were bad, rain was often lacking, and therefore, the crops did not grow....   [tags: american history, wild west, women's studies]
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Kanye Omari West's Life and Accomplishments - “Kanye Ran onto the stage saying, ‘I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time!’” (Top 10 Outrageous Kanye West Moments), says Kanye West at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards after Taylor Swift had just won “Best Female Video.” People that are like this have typically not always been this way. They were probably raised as a polite and respectful person before they were exposed to fame and fortune, and other “celebrities,” making them feel like they are the only people on the planet....   [tags: hip hop artist, celebrities, kanye west]
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The American West - The story of the American West is still being told today even though most of historic events of the Wild West happened over more than a century ago. In movies, novels, television, and more ways stories of the old west are still being retold, reenacted, and replayed to relive the events of the once so wild and untamed land of the west that so many now fantasize about. After reading about the old west and watching early westerns it is amazing how much Hollywood still glorifies the history and myth of the old west....   [tags: US History West Western] 1215 words
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An Analysis of Ode to the West Wind - An Analysis of Ode to the West Wind Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" appears more complex at first than it really is because the poem is structured much like a long, complex sentence in which the main clause does not appear until the last of five fourteen line sections. The poem's main idea is held in suspension for 56 lines before the reader sees exactly what Shelley is saying to the west wind, and why he's saying it. In the first four sections Shelley addresses the west wind in three different ways, each one evoking the wind's power and beauty....   [tags: Ode to the West Wind Essays] 1369 words
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A Summary of West Side Story - West Side Story      The drama/musical, which parodies the story of Romeo & Juliet, takes place in a city of New York, probably in the early 50’s late 40’s. It is a tale of two rival gangs, which despises the other in a vicious circle of hate. Riff leader of the Jets; a group mainly of Polish origin and the Sharks of Spanish origin with their leader Bernardo. It seems as though the two rivals have been at their quarrels since before the story took place. Through mysterious fate the neutral one’s from either side meet....   [tags: West Side Story] 378 words
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Robert Lee “Sam” Huff and West Virginia - West Virginia is stereotyped as a poor state, a state that suffers badly from poverty. Most people fail to see the positive things about West Virginia, such as their beautiful environment that allows great vacation places that are always neglected along with minerals and goods that are produced throughout the United States of America and used worldwide. Although, West Virginia is stereotyped as a poverty based state, it has much to offer. A number of famous people have also originated from the small state of West Virginia....   [tags: Robert Lee “Sam” Huff, West Virginia, sports,] 946 words
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Prejudices in "The West Side Story" by Arthur Laurents - The book West Side Story written by Arthur Laurents is set in the mid 1950’s, created as modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. West Side Story is a romantic tragedy about two characters that are supposedly completely different and aren’t accepted when they fall in love. The “difference’s” between these characters is centered on the prejudice’s they had against each other. Prejudice is a harsh opinion or feeling formed previously without any knowledge or reason. The Jets and the Sharks used many prejudices against other races, sex, and age....   [tags: West Side Story, Arthur Laurents, Shakespeare, Rom] 806 words
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Organizational Issues inside a West Virginia Free Clinic - The state of West Virginia advances special insight of the economic adversity our country is confronting. As the unemployment rate continues to increase so does the demand for medical care, however, numerous people still have no health insurance. West Virginia Health Right (WVHR) extends free medical care to the underserved and poor population of West Virginia. Although the benefits they offer may appear uncomplicated to many, there are numerous organizational ordeals WVHR must deal with. This paper will present an analysis of WVHR, extending a look into the strategic planning adversities its leadership contends with in addition to potential solutions to make their strategy succeed....   [tags: free medical care, health insurance, west virginia]
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Sequels and phobias in The Return of the Soldier of Rebecca West - Times of war and peace: Sequels and phobias in The Return of the Soldier of Rebecca West. Rebecca West (1892-1983) was a prolific writer who tried every literary genre; journalism, literary critique, the short story and the novel. Her first novel The Return of the Soldier published in 1918 spans half a century of creative output culminated in 1966 with her last novel The Birds Fall Down. However, all her narrative is easily identifiable because of her unmistakable style, the structure of her novels, the topics she chooses and the coherence of her ideas about mankind and society....   [tags: Rebecca West]
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The tectonic evolution and importance of Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica - 1. Introduction Marie Byrd Land (MBL) is a massif within West Antarctica that is of critical importance in understanding the evolution of the West Antarctic Rift System (WARS). Although the WARS is comparable in size other rift systems, it is poorly understood due to extensive ice cover (LeMasurier, 2008). MBL contains exposures which inform on the behavior of the WARS over time (Cande et al., 2000; Steinberger et al., 2004) and the potential for subglacial volcanism associated with the system to destabilize the West Antarctic ice sheet, thus causing an instantaneous rise in sea level (Blankenship et al, 1993)....   [tags: West Antarctic Rift System, tectonics]
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The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West - The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West In The Day of the Locust, Tod Hackett undergoes an internal development relative to his migration. Tod, an architect living in Connecticut, moves out to Hollywood to build scenery for movies. Yet, once he moves, Tod is transformed into a lethargic, non-artist who can no longer create his own drawings on paper. His surroundings drive these changes, as all characters in the novel are depicted in a similar fashion. Tod becomes one of the grotesque as well, laughing at the disturbing rather than the humorous....   [tags: Day Locust nathanael West Essays] 1204 words
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The West Point Cheating Scandal - The West Point Cheating Scandal Description: In April of 1976 it was found that there was a possibility that over half of the junior class at West Point Academy had violated the West Point honor code by cheating on a case assignment. The honor code states "A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do." This was by far the largest violation of the honor code in West Point history and presented some unusual challenges to the administration. As the year dragged on it was found that more and more students possibly had cheated on the assignment and was also becoming a public relations nightmare in the press and internally to the Army branch of the United States militar...   [tags: West Point Academy Cheating Essays]
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Romanticism and Shelley's Ode to the West Wind - Romanticism and Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind"     M.H. Abrams wrote, "The Romantic period was eminently an age obsessed with fact of violent change" ("Revolution" 659). And Percy Shelley is often thought of as the quintessential Romantic poet (Appelbaum x). The "Ode to the West Wind" expresses perfectly the aims and views of the Romantic period. Shelley's poem expresses the yearning for Genius. In the Romantic era, it was common to associate genius with an attendant spirit or force of nature from which the genius came; the Romantics perceived the artist as a vessel through which the genius flows....   [tags: Ode West Wind]
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Female Sexuality at Sea in Heywood’s Fair Maid of the West and Shakespeare’s Pericles - From mermaids to female Navy officers, the relationship between women and the sea, in both history and literature, has been a complicated one. Mariners traditionally had conflicting superstitions involving a woman’s place on a ship, and this sense of conflict spills over into two Early Modern works of drama—namely Heywood’s Fair Maid of the West and Shakespeare’s Pericles. Bess and Marina, the main female characters of both plays, walk a fine line between captors and masters of the sea, and similarly between the roles of strong heroines who act outside of their gender-roles and hetero-normative females who are mastered by the plays’ respective male characters....   [tags: Fair Maid of the West]
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The West Nile Virus - The West Nile Virus **Let it be known that I am writing this account in the hope that it may someday benefit future generations, although I hope for their sake that the world has by then tamed the West Nile Virus. First and foremost, mosquitoes are the human beings' enemy in the battle against West Nile Virus. This is not to say that we as humans should declare an all out war on the creatures, but rather that people need to be especially aware during the months of August and September of avoiding those areas (such as those near standing water) which attract mosquitoes....   [tags: West Nile Viruses Health Essays] 828 words
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West African Culture - Brief History From the 1500s to the 1700s, African blacks, mainly from the area of West Africa (today's Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Dahomey, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Gabon) were shipped as slaves to North America, Brazil, and the West Indies. For them, local and tribal differences, and even varying cultural backgrounds, soon melded into one common concern for the suffering they all endured. Music, songs, and dances as well as remembered traditional food, helped not only to uplift them but also quite unintentionally added immeasurably to the culture around them....   [tags: Culture West Africa] 1341 words
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Analysis of West Side Story - Analysis of West Side Story West Side Story came out in 1961 as a melodramatic musical that took place in New York. It takes the same theme as Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet, in that it is about two lovers whose relationship is not accepted by others because of conflicting backgrounds. The artistic intensions of this film are implicitly stated everywhere throughout the film. All of the dancing, singing, acting and pretend fighting was done thoroughly and very well, although the miking and mixing during the pretend fighting did not seem realistic....   [tags: Film West Side Story Movie Essays Papers] 1149 words
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West Nile: It's Not Just a River In Egypt - West Nile: It's Not Just a River In Egypt These Americans will go mad over just about anything. Lately there has been so much news coverage about "the West Nile Virus" my head is spinning. What I don't understand is why they are finally becoming concerned with it now. The news reports on the television say that it has been present in animals and humans on other continents for years though it was only documented in 1999.[1] It has taken what seems like a long time to spread across the continent to California....   [tags: West Nile Viruses Health Essays]
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Hollywood and Nathaniel West's The Day of the Locust - Hollywood and Nathaniel West's The Day of the Locust Works Cited Missing Although set in the 1930s, Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust ironically resembles contemporary Hollywood. Within the glamorous setting of Hollywood, West’s characters take on multiple roles instead of assuming individual personalities. They put on and remove these imaginary personality masks, similar to those in the Commedia dell’Arte, to exhibit a range of emotions that only their character type would exhibit. Consequently, West’s characters are trapped in this restrictive atmosphere, especially at the end of the novel when they become part of a collective mob....   [tags: Nathaniel West Day Locust Esays] 3540 words
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Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier - Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier The concept of male estrangement in an alien environment is portrayed in both Joseph Conrad’s short story, Amy Foster, as well as in Rebecca West’s book, The Return of the Soldier. First, there are adverse reactions to the male protagonists’ placement in their environments. The reactions vary between the protagonists and the people they come into contact with. Second, there are similarities and differences between the way the two authors chose to explore the situations presented....   [tags: West Soldier Conrad foster seclusion Essays] 2160 words
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Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier and Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room - Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier and Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room Rebecca West and Virginia Woolf give great significance to the families of their respective main characters in The Return of the Soldier and Jacob’s Room because it gives the reader a greater insight to the formation of and reasoning for both Chris and Jacob’s nature. Each of these characters have multiple families to deal with: Chris has Kitty and Jenny on the one hand, and Margaret on the other, while Jacob deals with his mother and brother as well as his connections to society and academia....   [tags: Woolf West Soldier Jacob's Compare Essays] 2723 words
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Two Reasons why Water Resources and Traditional Rain-fed Farming in West Africa have Declined - Two Reasons why Water Resources and Traditional Rain-fed Farming in West Africa have Declined Declining water resources are one of the causes of the efforts to raise the productivity of the traditional rain-fed farming in West Africa and have affected the growing season and water conservation. With the shortage of water comes the potential for conflict between several African countries. Water resources are declining in West Africa. The annual renewable water resources in West Africa reported by the World Bank in 1994 was about 350 billion cubic meters (1 cubic meter = 35.3 cubic feet)....   [tags: Water Decreasing West Africa Essays]
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The Rise of the West - Over the past 50 years, the idea of the rise of the West has been closely re-examined. Prior to the 1950s, historians believed that the rise of the West occurred because it was destined to; because Europe is the best and strongest. It was luck, fate, and destiny that helped Europe and America reach where they are today. In the past 50 years, many historians begin to disagree. They do give credit to luck as being a factor in the rise of the West; however, they also credit the ideas, political climates, culture, and economics as driving forces behind the rise of the West....   [tags: Historical Essay] 1210 words
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The Raise of the West - ... As a result, prices will increase and production would be less than what it would be if the goods are produced and sold in a free market. A further piece of evidence supporting the argument that the emergence of democracy can be a catalyst for economic growth is the observation that the British economy grew rapidly from the late 17th century up to the late 18th century and beyond after the reduction in the monarch’s power following the victory of the parliament forces in the English Civil War in 1651....   [tags: US, france, bourgeoisie, democracy] 1240 words
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Settlement of the West - ... General Custard led the battle in which he was defeated and killed along with all of his troops. The American Government reacted by seeking Natives that had fled the reservations as well as murdering. After the Civil War many citizens were left unemployed and economically challenged, with removal of the Native Americans it encouraged settlers to move westward and cultivate the land in hopes of living long enough to receive the one hundred and sixty acres provided to them by the United States government....   [tags: expansion, farmers, trade] 546 words
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Japan and the West - From the moment Japan opened its ports to Western ships, Japanese people from all over the country played catch-up to Western technology, ideas, and beliefs. However, they quickly noticed that Japanese national and cultural identity was rapidly disappearing in favor of the seemingly more sophisticated Western style of thought. The Meiji Period, lasting from 1868-1912, was a huge pivotal point in the fusion of Japanese and Western styles. Novelists penned many works during this time, detailing the aspects of the transition from traditional to modern such as the benefits and consequences of moving forward versus centering life on core, old-fashioned values....   [tags: Literary Review] 980 words
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Secularization in the West - While the Western world today is mainly interested in radical Islam and its posing a serious challenge to civil liberties as well as democratic countries all over the world, Muslim countries are to bipolarities within themselves. One of the most expressed forms of the conflict in many Muslim countries today takes place between secular and Islamic discourse. While the secular wing of the debate is sometimes represented the state elite, the media and / or the military, the Islamic language best expressed between the religious and social groups, if the chance given, in the political parties within the state structure....   [tags: Islam, Muslim countries]
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The West - The West On Jan. 24, 1855, Henry David Thoreau sat down to his journal to reflect on all the ways his homeland had changed since the first English colonists had arrived on the shores of Massachusetts two centuries earlier. For several days, Thoreau had been reading the accounts of some of the earliest settlers. Compared to the America they had found, Thoreau reflected, his experience in the forests was like listening to a symphony played without most of the instruments. As he further considered in what became his essay, "To Know an Entire Heaven and an Entire Earth," Thoreau decided that the European colonists had acted as demigods who had impoverished his world by, in effect, plucking fro...   [tags: Papers] 2852 words
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The west - The west The West was a form of society rather than an area. It is the term applied to the region whose social conditions result from the application of older institutions and ideas to the transforming influences of free land. By this application, a new environment is suddenly entered, freedom of opportunity is opened, the cake of custom is broken, and new activities, new lines of growth, new institutions and new ideals, are brought into existence. The wilderness disappears, the "West" proper passes on to a new frontier and, in the former area, and a new society has emerged from this contact with the backwoods....   [tags: essays papers] 2787 words
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Behind the Scences of California in West of the West by Mark Arax - California, what makes this state so wonderful. Well if you were to ask any one east from it they might say it’s a party state filled with surfers and celebrities; where no is poor and everyone drinks wine. However, if you were to pick up Mark Arax’s book West of the West you would find the contrary. Arax goes beyond the clichés that California is known for and shows you, well, what is beyond just the west. Showing the true nature of California and its people, if you are one to think that California is a happy go’ lucky state then this would be the book to read to see the real California....   [tags: diversity, agriculture, scence] 979 words
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The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West - The Undeniable Influence of Kanye West Kanye Omari West, an icon of hip-hop, pop culture, fashion and music in general. Kanye Omari West, a person belittled against and a person subjected to a life of racism and hate. Born on June 8th, 1977, Donda West, West’s mother, always knew he was destined for greatness, but did she know her son would turn out to be the Kanye West, a man lacking the respect he deserves for transforming a big part of the music we listen to on this very day. West came onto the scene in the late nineties but didn’t release The College Dropout until 2004, an album that took everybody by surprise....   [tags: Hip Hop Icon, Pop Culture, Fashion, Music]
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The American West: A Land of Opportunity - After the Civil War, Americans abandoned the sectional emphasis caused by slavery and developed a national focus. During the period from 1865-1890, Americans completed the settlement of the West. For the farmers and ranchers, the American West was a land of opportunity because land was cheap and the Homestead Act provided land to farmers, including immigrants and blacks, in order to grow crops, raise cattle and make a profit. The American West was also seen as a land of opportunity for miners due to the gold and silver rush in the far west which they believed would make them rich....   [tags: history ot the United States] 637 words
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Slavery in West Africa and the Caribbean - Many people around the world believe that slavery was only held in North America with Africans being the only type to face punishment. This widely spread stereotype is actually false. The Caribbean and West Africa were large affected by the transatlantic slave trade in 1450 to1750. While wrong and immoral, the slavery in both places have similarities and differences. 
 The Caribbean was one of the worst slave trading operations in the world. European ships sailed from Africa, where they picked up slaves, to the Caribbean....   [tags: Labor, Europeans, Cruelty] 543 words
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Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust is said by many to be the best novel to be written about Hollywood. When we immediately think of Hollywood, we think of a glamorous story, in the picturesque setting of Los Angeles, full of characters with abundance of talent living the much sought after American dream. This is perhaps what sets West’s novel apart from the rest. The story is full of characters that have a vague impression of the difference in reality and fantasy in life. The characters are submerged in their lives in Hollywood, with what seems to be a false reality on how the world works....   [tags: Hollywood, corruption, Homer Simpson]
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What If Kayne West is Retarded? - In the article, “What If Kayne West is Retarded?” the author is ridiculing Kayne West and explaining how much of a complete imbecile he is. The author’s primary purpose of this article is to inform the intended audience on how moronic Kayne really is. The secondary purpose of this article is to entertain the audience. The article is broken down into four different sections explaining the various reasons why he is allegedly retarded. The tone is conversational and sarcastic. In this article, the sentence structure is simple, but some complex sentences are also used....   [tags: Persuasive Essay] 1318 words
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The Conflict Between Russia and the West - The environment of international business is getting more complicated because of ever-increasing government interventions and politico-economic conflicts among nations. In “Russia demands $3.8bn security deposit from Visa and MasterCard”, an article published on the Guardian, the escalating standoff between Russia and the West over Ukraine almost halted the business operations of two international credit card companies in Russia. Lately, the Russian government imposed unprecedented requirements on them in retaliation for U.S....   [tags: International Business, Multinational Companies] 526 words
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The Crucible and the West Memphis Three - Revenge, the abuse of authority and the desire for power are all present in both Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible and the case regarding the West Memphis Three. To understand the connection you need to know something about the case. Three young boys were murdered on May 5, 1993 (Leveritt 5). They were stripped of their clothing, their hands were bound and they were forced underwater in the nearby creek where they stayed until they were found the next day. Little evidence was collected the day of their discovery, what was recovered was mislabeled and handled incorrectly....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible]
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The Myth of the Old West - Over the years, the idea of the western frontier of American history has been unjustly and falsely romanticized by the movie, novel, and television industries. People now believe the west to have been populated by gun-slinging cowboys wearing ten gallon hats who rode off on capricious, idealistic adventures. Not only is this perception of the west far from the truth, but no mention of the atrocities of Indian massacre, avarice, and ill-advised, often deceptive, government programs is even present in the average citizen’s understanding of the frontier....   [tags: American History, Cowboys] 2022 words
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The Namesake and West Side Story - Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise’s West Side Story (USA, 1961), a classic American film, and Mira Nair’s The Namesake (USA, 2006), a more contemporary film, both tell the story of young adults seeking out the American Dream. In both West Side Story and The Namesake, we see young people taking chances at love, while living out their lives and the American Dream. We experience the challenges that come with interracial relationships and the cultural influences that sadly put an end to the relationships....   [tags: American Dream, immigration, culture]
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Nightlife in West Palm and Gainesville - An exciting downtown night life is an important component of many towns and cities. Gainesville and West Palm Beach are two cities in Florida that are both well-known to people. Although they are in different parts of Florida, they are similar in a few ways. For instance, both have a local university; both are hot spots to pursue careers; and both have large shopping plazas. Both cities differ in a few ways as well. For example, Gainesville is a college town, home to the Gator Nation. West Palm Beach, on the other hand, is a municipal town, home to beautiful beaches....   [tags: Tourism] 2279 words
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West with the Night, by Beryl Markham - Beryl Markham’s West with the Night is a collection of anecdotes surrounding her early life growing up as a white girl in British imperialist Africa, leading up to and through her flight across the Atlantic Ocean from East to West, which made her the first woman to do so successfully. Throughout this memoir, Markham exhibits an ache for discovery, travel, and challenge. She never stays in one place for very long and cannot bear the boredom of a stagnant lifestyle. One of the most iconic statements that Beryl Markham makes in West with the Night is: I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way...   [tags: Biography, Achievements]
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Tension Between the West and Islam - The tension between the West and Islam has become a hot topic lately but the conflict between the two has always been there, and is illustrate through the works of Al-Farabi, Nilufar Gole, and Sayyid Qutb. Each author has a different perspective on modernization and the west. The significance of these three authors, whose works span over a period of 1,000 years, is that their work reveals the enduringly complex relationship that Islam and the West have had. Even though, Al-Farabi doesn’t specifically address the tension between Islam and the west his theories are compatible with several of their secular ideals; many of which coincide with the Greek philosopher, Plato....   [tags: Islam] 2698 words
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Overview Of The West Nile Virus - Introduction: West Nile Virus, belong to family Flaviridae is a virus transferred by mosquitoes which was first identified in Uganda in 1937 (2). It was perceived as public health threat with epidemics of fever and encephalitis in the Middle East in the 1950’s (3). Since then there has been many sporadic outbreak in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Middle East (3). The first human cases of WNV disease in the Western Hemisphere were detected in New York City in 1999(1 ). By the end of 2005, virus has a very wide established sustained transmission geographical foci from central Canada to southern Argentina making it the most widely distributed Arbovirus in the world....   [tags: flaviridae, mosquitoes, fever]
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The West Wing: The TV Show - The West Wing Technology is growing fast, as is the new generations branching off with new forms of media and devices that provide us with the news. News and politics have had difficulty when informing its public and community of the events that happen in their community. Now the media and news are growing to reform to the earlier generation’s way of receiving the news and events related to them, by using media and popular culture. According to Wodak, for politics to air and to engage and intrigue its public, it must need scandal, rumour, and speculation (45)....   [tags: political events in the White House]
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The Significance of the North West Rebellion - First Nations The significant societal, economical, and political changes of the First Nations tend to be overlapping and correlational. As political maintenance declines the economy declines, and as the economy declines society crumbles and quality of life declines. While issues in one area cause issues in others it becomes hard to separate what can be solved politically vs. societally. All issues, either with society or politics, cause damage to the First Nations economic situation creating gaping issues with society such as health issues, famine, sheltering, and education....   [tags: rebellion, poundmaker, first nations]
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Horses of the Wild West and the World - Domestication of the horse took place 5-6,000 years ago, near the end of the Neolithic period. It is almost certain that it first took place in Eurasia, through the nomadic Aryan tribes, around the Black and Caspian Seas. It is from this point in the history of the world that the existence of truly wild horses begins to decline; their place taken by domestic stock. Horses are located all over the world, depending on their location and the traits they poses; they have all since been given specific breeds....   [tags: Animals]
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The Extension of Slavery Into the American West - The prospect of slavery’s extension into the American West most certainly shaped sectional politics by inflaming grievances and tensions, and sparking heated and occasionally violent protests, yet compromise sometimes was reached – occasionally among strange political bedfellows – in the interest of holding off the specter of civil war. This paper will focus on the issues surrounding the possible extension of slavery into the following areas: the Missouri Territory and the Louisiana Purchase in general, Texas (annexation), the Oregon Territory, California (annexation), Nebraska (unorganized), and the Kansas Territory....   [tags: U.S. History ] 1670 words
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Portrayals of the American West - Portrayals of the West It usually begins with an empty, grimy street, a vast silence broken only by the creak of a gently swinging wooden saloon sign; a lone figure with a cowboy hat placed low over his eyes, hand positioned just over the handle of his gun, walks slowly into view. Another dark, frightening figure emerges from the shadows on the other end of the street. A classic Western confrontation scene is about to be played out – an act so common that it has often been spoofed, yet still remains a custom which seldom fails in grabbing hold of its audience....   [tags: western film genre] 731 words
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Bosnian Genocide - Failure of the West? - The Bosnian genocide in 1992-95 is a prime example of the apathy that man can show toward the suffering of his fellow man. Even though it was widely considered to be “the worst act of genocide since the Nazi regime’s destruction of some 6 million European Jews during World War II,” (History.com) the world offered little help. While the U.N. sent peacekeepers to offer humanitarian aid and create “safe zones”, this did little to stem the tide of atrocities inflicted by the serbs upon Muslims in Bosnia....   [tags: NATO forces, yugoslavia, historic enemies]
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Kanye West: The Black Buck - ... Rather than allow herself to be assaulted by Gus, she throws herself to her death. A spiral of events occurs which then ends with a state militia (led by the mulatto protégé of a local Congressman) clashes with the Ku Klux Klan (portrayed by the film as heroic figures), with the Klan being ultimately victorious. ((InfoRapid). Although Kanye West did not sexuality abuse a white woman, he did become the victim in an event that lead him to be the most hated person on a television program. Another known fact about the Black Buck is that they reflect white society’s fears about black male power, and the fear that black men might brutalize and rape white women a s retribution against white sla...   [tags: sterotype, druckness, outspokenness] 2016 words
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American Work of Benjamin West - In “American Work of Benjamin West” William Sawitzky argues that “When today the bulk of his work fails to stir our imagination and to satisfy us aesthetically, it is owing to the fact that emotionally and artistically he was incapable of touching great heights or depths and even at best remained a second rate technician”. This paper will try to refute this claim by analyzing the emotional intensity and break away from tradition in West’s works, using formal analysis of Benjamin West’s Agrippina Landing at Brundisium with the Ashes of Germanicus....   [tags: Art Analysis, History]
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"Ode to the West Wind" Essay - The wind is one of the most powerful forces known to man. It can do things that man has been envious of and also terrified of throughout the centuries. It is no wonder why Shelley decided to write a poem of praise in its name. Shelley writes this poem with the speaker being a poet himself frustrated that he can not tell the world the things that he feels the world needs to know. Throughout the poem he continually is describing what the wind can do and what he wishes the wind could do for him. It may be better to describe Shelley before I try to interpret the poem....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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The American Dream Out West - America, the land of opportunity, a country that stretches out from sea to shining sea. Except what if America stayed in the boundaries; the appalachian mountains east. Would America be the country it is and has been for the last 100 years. Westward expansion is why America is as unique and diverse as it is today; it gave the hope of opportunity to thousands of Americans and is why the American dream or “Manifest Destiny” remains a reality even today. Westward expansion encouraged by Lewis and Clark which led to the Oregon Trail and was later fuled by the California gold rush illustrates the American dream as people took a risk leaving the east to seek new opportunities and/or wealth in the...   [tags: Lewis & Clark, CA Gold Rush]
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Imperialism: From Europe to The West - Early in the twentieth century, imperialism was brought up by European powers of the time; Germany, Great Britain, France, and Russia. These nations were after raw materials in Asia, Africa, and South America and when they realize that they could not retrieve it, they began to colonize smaller counties that contain the many resources they need and used it for their benefit. Western values played a big part in European imperialism. European civilization experienced a period of extraordinary rapid expansion worldwide during the nineteenth century and the twentieth century....   [tags: Global Commerce]
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Air Pollution in West Virginia - Air Pollution West Virginia is faced with a moral dilemma when it comes to coal. Coal is the state’s number one resource, but it is affecting the health of its citizens. The effects of coal-fired power plants are harming the health of Americans nationwide, and even more so in our own state. Coal is West Virginia’s top source for income, jobs, and electricity, so should West Virginia, along with the rest of the nation switch to a greener alternative, or is clean coal technology really a viable option....   [tags: coal exploitation, moral dilemma] 1057 words
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Transformation of Homewood West Community - ... To my surprise, many were well-educated and very welcoming, and ambitious people, striving to make the community better. Many of them noted the issues in the neighborhood, and stated that they had a lot of work to do but they made me leave Homewood West with hope. As I started my journey into Homewood, I made my way down Franktown Avenue past the YWCA I started to see differences from the city and why a lot of residents are struggling to make ends meet. There were houses with broken windows, and businesses that were vacant or torn down....   [tags: neighborhood, railroad, racism] 2044 words
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Biography of Dr. Cornel West - Dr. Cornel West is one of most brilliant intellectuals of our time. He is popularly known as a philosopher, activist, and academic. He was born June 2, 1953 in Tulsa Oklahoma, but was raised in Sacramento, California with his three other siblings. His mother was an elementary school teacher, and father was a civilian administrator for the U.S. Air Force. As a Young man, he found great interest in the social and economic restoration of African Americans; he participated in civil rights marches and fought against the egregious cavity that was present in his high school and among many other schools, which was the absence of black studies courses....   [tags: pleasure, comfort] 613 words
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The West Philadelphia Landscape Project - The West Philadelphia Landscape Project West Philadelphia Landscape project has worked with the community for over twenty-five years to restore nature and rebuild the neighborhood through design, strategic planning and educational projects. They have worked in the Mill Creek neighborhood since 1987 and use their experiences to demonstrate how the human population can live healthier, more economic lives. The aim of the project is to make the Philadelphia community more sustainable, with the proposal to manage the area of Mill Creek in a way that would improve the local water quality....   [tags: Environment, Greening] 654 words
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The West Fertilizer Plant Explosion - The West Fertilizer Plant Explosion On April 17, 2013, the community of West, Texas, suffered a devastating and heartbreaking event in the evening hours. After a fire broke out inside the West Fertilizer plant, a massive explosion leveled the facility, caused millions of dollars in damage to surrounding buildings, and took the lives of over a dozen people. Sadly, the majority of those killed were volunteer firefighters who had responded to the fire and were unable to retreat to a safe distance before the explosion....   [tags: massive explotion, aftermath, texas]
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Kanye West: I'm a God - “I’m a God” Everybody says who they are and what they are but that’s just being there self and telling others that you are who you are. Kanye West the most influential rapper thinks he is a “god” or tries to connect himself into god. He said he doesn’t have any explanation on it but he said that he is “the number one rapper on this planet” and everybody should respect him. West is also an artist/fashion designer, which he have struggled a lot, he compares himself to Michael Jackson by saying his struggle to break into fashion is like when Michael Jackson was fighting to get his videos on MTV , and he wants to change the whole system of fashion and be the major fashion designer....   [tags: fashion, rapper, songs] 927 words
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Women in the Wild West - Women in the Wild West were resourceful women that dealt with the harsh conditions of their time, the lawlessness, and living with very few amenities. Women of the Wild West was not like many movies and book portray them to be; they were not helpless, weak, or incapable to think for themselves. On the contrary they were women that raised children, establishd churches and schools, warded off Indian attacks, and many also participated in the voting rights for women. Women of the West was main contributors to their families and communities and this essay will discuss two of them, Eliza Snow and Calamity Jane....   [tags: Bridget Mason, Annie Oakley, Eliza Snow]
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Classroom Control At West Hill - Teachers have exerted extensive control over their classrooms. Each classroom and each teacher has a list of rules posted inside their classrooms or on the first or second page of the students’ binder. These rules make an effort to direct the behaviours of students by adjusting the way in which they conduct themselves so to create a controlled setting. Since there is only one teacher and an average of 30 students in a classroom, if limitations and rules are not put in place then chaos will be effortless....   [tags: Teaching, Education] 566 words
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Realities of West Side Story - Realities of West Side Story Filmed in 1961, West Side Story is a modern-day telling of Romeo and Juliet. Two youths struggle with their forbidden love as two gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, duel. At the end of the film, Maria says, “You all killed him […] with hate!” This is a universally acknowledged theme that hate can kill. West Side Story is said to be a “morality play about “our” everyday problems: racism, poverty, and the destructiveness of violence” . Shortly after 1949 had been rung in, Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins were already hard at work....   [tags: american music, modern-day telling]
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The West Memphis 3 Murders - The West Memphis 3 were three teenagers who were accused of the brutal murder of 3 eight-year old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The boys were believed to have been killed as part of a satanic ritual. By the next day, the police had already found their first suspect Damien Echols and were questioning him. Echols was considered a suspect because of his interest in the Wicca religion and officers investigating the case both thought that the “murders had strong overtones of a cultic sacrifice.” One of the officers said the only person he thought could be capable of committing such a horrible crime was Echols....   [tags: wicca, satanic ritual, suspects] 699 words
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Gang Culture in the West - ... Which isn't necessarily true concerning a lot of other gangs aside from hate groups whose only binding agenda is the hatred of other races. Gang members use hand signs, graffiti, and tattoos to identify with their gang. They use this as a form of communication to show their gang affiliation to other gang members. Gangs have their own signs, signals, colors, and dress code for advertising their presence and marking territory in their town or city. The MS-13 may display the number “13” in different ways to disguise it here in the US....   [tags: violent, initiation, consequences] 730 words
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The Old West: Range Wars - ... This is partially true. Lawrence Murphy owned a dry goods monopoly, and he was a very greedy man. The one thing the film doesn’t portray correctly is John Chisum’s involvement. While Chisum did help Tunstall, he did not lead the fight against Murphy. In Young Guns, the feud is portrayed as being between Tunstall and Murphy, with very little involvement from Chisum. The story focuses on the young gunslingers Tunstall has hired to protect his ranch from Murphy, namely Billy the Kid. The movie portrays Billy as a young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time and had to fight his way out of it....   [tags: cattle ranchers and sheep herders] 1145 words
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Child Labour in West Africa - Children are the future of this world, as adults we do everything in our power to provide our children with the opportunity to lead a better life than the one we had. However, in West Africa there are an estimated “1.8 million children” who are stripped of their basic right of attending school, and put to work instead so they can help their families afford basic needs. Many times these children work up to sixty hours a week in hazardous or slave like conditions. Violating many of these children’s fundamental human right....   [tags: Human rights, education, poverty, children]
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Settlement of Lumberport, West Virginia - Looking through the spectacles of time reflects the changes in our lifestyle and culture through the years and how it has made us into the people that we are today. Every day we are stepping into a footstep that is bigger than our own, living lives that have been created and inspired by our ancestors that have come before us. Being raised in the rural, rolling hills of West Virginia provides a childhood that is unforgettable. Being able to see the four different seasons and how they always change so beautifully into each other is beautiful....   [tags: Migration, History]
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The Flow of Kanye West - In an ever growing industry where masses of bland mc’s come out of the woodwork to drop hooks it’s becoming more difficult to distinguish yourself in the hip hop community. Hip hop is a numbers game and we’re not talking record sales. Each rapper has a distinctive “flow”. Flow in this case refers to the rhythmic structure that is derived from the interaction between the rapper’s words and the musical rhythms of those words. On the other spectrum of hip hop are bars, a bar is simply a musical duration of time, akin to how minutes measure time....   [tags: American rapper, songwriter, producer] 579 words
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Nathaniel West's Miss Lonelyhearts - “Life is worth while, for it is full of dreams and peace, gentleness and ecstasy, and faith that burns like a clear white flame on a grim dark altar.” So begins the correspondence of the novella of Nathaniel West, Miss Lonelyhearts (1933). West's work was not only a reaction to the national problems of the Great Depression but to the personal problems generated by the it, and not only for the general public but for himself also. West brought an element of the demure into his writing that characterized both the economic and emotional depression that the 1929 crash had generated among many people in the nation throughout the 1930's....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Advertisement: Valley West Realty - Homepage “Home” Meta Description: Valley West Realty offers quality vacation retreats. Call today. With its pristine and lush natural landscape, wide selection of attractions and recreational offers, and abundance of local fairs and festivals, Mountain Home, ID is ideal for anyone seeking a vacation home in an unspoiled rural setting, with the conveniences and entertainment of a well developed and active community. Situated less than an hour’s drive from Boise, ID Mountain Home, ID provides any vacation home owner easy access, and the feeling of escape at the same time....   [tags: Vacation, Home] 1329 words
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Kanye West Dark Fantasy - Kanye West has produced works that many interpret as exhibiting the struggle of black identity in the post-modern era. In, Twisted Fantasy he could be interpreted as exploring what is known to the Self in juxtaposition to what is unknown, if the ideas he were presenting were to transcend the disconnected chaos of society. Kanye West is world renowned for his somewhat dark lyrics and the prolific imagery of his music videos. He has always gone for the shock value, in music and the real world. While West presents images that are startling, he is reflecting society with a noticeable lack of original thought while at the same time not addressing root causes for the desolation he portrays....   [tags: Lyrics, Music, Music Videos, Hip Hop]
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West Nile Virus Vaccines - This first discovered virus was identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa named West Nile Virus. West Nile virus is a single stranded RNA virus that lies within the family of flavivrus, which is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses. It is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It is known to infect vertebrates and certain insects. The most common route in which it infects humans is through the bite of an infected mosquito. West Nile Virus hit the United States the summer of 1999 in New York....   [tags: Disease]
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Pest Management: West Nile - Community Action Plan: Preventing West Nile Virus West Nile Virus is recognized as a public health issue in Fort Collins, Colorado. This public health issue has been established by the City of Fort Collins, a management policy and board has been appointed to oversee the success of preventing West Nile Virus in Fort Collins. The overall goal for the community action plan is to reduce the risk of the mosquito carried virus Symptoms Throughout the summer of 2003 the state of Colorado, most targeted in Northern Colorado, experienced the worst epidemic of the human mosquito disease on record in the entire western part of the United States....   [tags: prevention, public health]
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West Coast Early Warning - The Japanese National Police Agency has confirmed 14,084 deaths, 5302 injured, and 13,511 missing due to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake (“Counter”). Japan has the world’s most advanced earthquake early-warning system that includes at least 1,000 seismographs scattered throughout the country. According to some reports, some people received up to a minute advance warning that a quake was about to start. Washington, Oregon, and California are in the Cascadia Subduction Zone that is overdue for a life altering earthquake....   [tags: Natural Disaster]
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