When the opportunity came to us to choose our topics, my first choice was study skills. Since I needed so much help with this skill I thought it would benefit from it and learn some new techniques. Over the years I have taken test for school and for my job. Of course school test I thought were a little easy due to the fact that I did my homework and I had the mentality that any kid when it came to test. When it came time for test that pertained to my job, is where it got more difficult, in the military we test for promotion. If you ask anyone I know my job very well and plus I was an instructor for job. So what was the problem? Definitely I lacked the motivation to crack open the books to study. Also, my biggest problem has to be that I have what most people would call test anxiety. Because of test anxiety, as soon as I begin taking a test I start to have a mental block and forget everything I know (Orr, F, 1992). If only I was able to apply all the knowledge in my head I would be a higher rank and definitely make a lot more money.
In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, A Good Man is Hard to Find, a family gets in a car accident on a deserted dirt road. Unluckily for them, they are found by a group of three escaped convicts, led by a man who calls himself The Misfit. These convicts systematically execute the family in twos as the Misfit talks with the grandmother. While the catalyst for this execution is the grandmother’s verbal recognition of The Misfit as an escaped criminal, it is clear that he commits his crimes for deeper reasons. The Misfit is angry on a fundamental level, and acting out on this anger is the closest he can come to feeling pleasure in this life.
Five years after World War II ended the United States entered the Cold War, an ideological fight between Communism and Democracy. The cause the United States to put in place a Policy of Containment. This policy stated that the United States would keep Communism from spreading. In 1950 Communist North Korea invaded Democratic South Korea with support from the USSR and China. President Truman called for a United Nations Security Council meeting and through discussion the UN deemed it necessary to enter the fight and push the North Koreans back over the 38th Parallel. The United Nations (Which was majorly consisted of Unites States troops) was led by WWII Pacific General, Douglas MacArthur. By 1951 tensions had rose between MacArthur and President Truman. They shared many different opinions on how to fight the Korean War and how to handle their enemies. This tension and disagreement ultimately led to MacArthur being relieved of his duties and having Matthew Ridgeway replace him.
The film The Last Samurai (2003) tells the epic tale of the ancient order of the samurai and their fight against the coming tide of industrialization. Who will they look to for guidance, courage, and strength in their final times of need? If you were thinking of an unstable, alcoholic, American Civil War veteran played by none other than Tom Cruise, you’re correct. In this paper I will argue that in its attempt to pay homage to Japanese culture, The Last Samurai ends up displaying themes of white superiority and promoting American values. I will specifically focus on Edward Said’s theory of Orientalism, and Sean Teirney’s film studies of the White Savior Film genera to explain the film’s underlying themes. At a closer examination The Last Samurai acts as nothing more than an example of 21st century Orientalism, uniform with Hollywood’s habit of misrepresenting other cultures.
Agent Orange was a chemical mixture used by the United States during the Vietnam War to eliminate North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces, it was deployed with Operation Ranch. The mixture is classified as a pesticide and after 19 million gallons, 4.5 million acres of plant life was killed during the duration of the war. Today, after the war many Vietnamese and American veterans of the war suffer from long term effects from being exposed to the chemicals.
Firstly, we showed clear differences in treatment effect across different subpopulations of predicted risk and demonstrated that a predicted 18-month mortality risk of 0.17 would be a suitable cut-off to stratify patients into two risk categories. Secondly, when subsequently evaluating the cost-effectiveness of the COACH DMPs in both of these strata, we found that compared to applying basic support to the complete patient population, which was previously found to be optimal when averaging across all patients (15), the use of a stratified approach based on offering intensive support to low-risk patients and basic support to high-risk patients would increase survival time while substantially reducing costs. The stratified approach considered in this paper would thus dominate the general basic support approach suggested previously.
Overview General Douglas MacArthur was a dynamic person and a natural born leader who fought battles throughout the world. Since a young age, MacArthur was trained in the military ways to be a leader. It was his leadership skills he learned in his youth, which would lead him to success in the battlefield. Douglas attended West Point where excelled—graduating with honors.
Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine an ethical dilemma faced by a company who manufactures critical components for a pacemaker developer. The consequentialist ethical theory of utilitarianism will be used to evaluate the moral implications this company has in continuing further manufacturing for their pacemaker client. An overview of utilitarian ethics will be discussed, focused primarily around 17th century philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s ideas about ethics. His framework will be used to present factors that influence the transistor company’s business decision.
DVT and VTE medical negligence – what you need to know? It is a sad fact that in the 21st century there is still alarming number of medical negligence cases occurring throughout the United Kingdom (UK). This is in spite of the level of public investment in the medical profession and the high tech equipment that is commonly available for use by today’s doctors. Even though human error is common in all fields of employment, when it occurs in the medical world it can often be harmful and hard to look past.
Balls evolving position: Ball ends on the question if to sell out and become a technician of social management or to redefine the field of educational research as intellectuals and cultural critics (op. cit. p269). Contrasting Balls career (Ball 2006) and publications with his affection for the French philosopher Michel Foucault, who he refers to in both papers (Ball 1995 & 2011) and lists as influence for his approach to research (Ball 2013a) as well as point of reference together with Pierre Bourdieu (Stephen Ball, Institute of Education, University of London 2011), gives an understanding of Balls weltanschauung.