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The Presentation of Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist

- Analyse the presentation of Bill Sikes in the novel Oliver Twist. You should refer to aspects such as the author’s viewpoint, language and the social and historical contest. I am going to write a detailed and accurate piece of writing in the form of an essay to answer the statement above. I will do this by using quotes from the book, my own theories on what the author is trying to portray Bill Sikes as and also my own knowledge of the Victorian era. I will be looking at specific areas, which I feel will help me write a more concluding and correct account of the story “Oliver Twist.” I will focus on areas such as Bill Sikes behaviour towards others, how characters around Sikes react when he...   [tags: English Literature]

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Freedom of Speech

- Freedom of speech, ones right to say what they please without fear of being punished, is among one of the most treasured freedoms throughout America. Protected by the relevant constitutional provision, this freedom was also deemed most important by the founders. The first inhabitants of North American colonies, whom were controlled by the British, did not have the legal right to speak out against government policies or issues such as unfair laws and taxes, English speech regulations were quite restrictive....   [tags: Bill of Rights]

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The First Amendment

- America has been built on freedom throughout the years. Freedom to speak, freedom to choose, freedom to worship, and freedom to do just about anything you want within that of the law. America’s law has been designed to protect and preserve these freedoms. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. It assures citizens that the federal government shall not restrict freedom of worship. It specifically prohibits Congress from establishing an official, government supported church....   [tags: The Bill of Rights]

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Bill McKibben's "Driving Global Warming"

- Bill McKibben is a reputable environmental writer and a contributor to a wide variety of publications, including The New York Review of Books, Outside, and The New York Times. As found on his personal website, McKibben is a simple man concerned with family, faith, and fun. He argues in "Driving Global Warming," published 2001, in the magazine The Christian Century, that a gas guzzling SUV is the number one contributing automobile to global warming. Rather recently, within the past ten years, SUVs have become a more predominant force in the society of automobiles....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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The United States’ Failure of Battling International Terrorism under Clinton’s Administration

- The United States’ Failure of Battling International Terrorism under Clinton’s Administration In the wake of the September 11 tragedy, Osama bin Laden once again rang the bell across the North America continent, reminding the Americans of his existence and fatalness. Bin Laden has been quiet for a while after the United States’ bombing in Sudan and Afghanistan in 1998 – a retaliation against his followers’ attacks of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and a mere attempt to stop international terrorism by the Clinton’s administration....   [tags: History Terror Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Why the Governor of New York Should Veto the Gambling Bill

- According to most lawmakers, the gambling bill, if passed, will help improve the economy of the New York State by creating more jobs to its residents. The majority of lawmakers and other proponents of the bill argue that the bill is likely to encourage the establishment of more casinos, which will increase the government’s revenues through taxes. However, the reality is that the bill will bring more harm than good to the State of New York. The bill is only going to benefit the wealthy class and influential politicians....   [tags: economic benefits for upper class only]

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Over Here: How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream, by Edward Humes

- When it comes to learning about events and people in history, nothing beats a primary source. There is information directly from the event and there are no worries about incorrect data because the author was there to witness said event. But the main problem with primary sources is the fact that it only covers part of the story. So if a book is written about, say, the concentration camps of World War II, then all that it would be about would be that persons view of the camps, not what was happening during the actually war....   [tags: literary analysis, hume]

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The Growing Tension and Debate over Bill 94 in Quebec, Canada

- Over the last several decades there has been an increase in the number of Muslim immigrants to Canada. The continued growth within the Canadian Muslim population has caused tensions to arisen regarding the accommodation of Islamic practices and beliefs. Quebec specifically has become a topic of discussion due to the recent possibility of legislating Bill 94. In 2010 Justice Minister Kathleen Weil introduced Bill 94, original called “An Act to Establish Guidelines Governing Accommodation Requests Within the Administration and Certain Institutions” to Quebec’s National Assembly (Conway, 195)....   [tags: muslim immigrants, women, niqab]

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How Bill Gates Impacted And Shaped Technology In The United States

- During the 1970s, life lacked what many consider a necessity today: a personal computer. Major competition in making the best software and electronics didn’t yet exist. Bill Gates’ addiction for computer coding created something that changed technology and shaped life today. Bill Gates has become significant in the United States by using his brilliance in technology and business to make an impact; he reinvented computer operating systems and software with Microsoft, and is responsible for several philanthropic efforts....   [tags: Personal Computer, Programming, Computers]

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Fiery Vision, The Life and Death of John Brown by Clinton Cox

- In the biography Fiery Vision, The Life and Death of John Brown by Clinton Cox, I noticed that John Brown spent more time fighting for slavery than with his family. In finding this, I was very intrigued to learn that someone would fight for something he believes in so much rather than be with his family in time of need. I think that he spent too much time on the cause. Slavery is in fact wrong but to me, family would come first. Brown's family struggled to survive and only saw him every so often, but he did write to his family all the time....   [tags: John Brown Essays]

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The Case Against Passing a Law or Bill that Would Allow Gay Marriage

- America was founded on the ideals of freedom. Written into the first amendment of the constitution is the basic right to freedom of speech, press, protest, and religion. However, where does one draw the line to how far these freedoms can go. Are they limitless, or should they be regulated. In reality, the regulation of these freedoms is necessary, otherwise they could be interpreted and used in many different ways that are potentially detrimental. The main complication is how far to let these rights stretch, and when they must be cut off....   [tags: homosexual rights, legislation]

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Bill C-31 and Designated Country of Origin: Necessary or Oppressive Legislation?

- Bill C-31: A Paradigm Shift Historically, Canada has held a world renowned reputation as a nation with a magnanimous humanitarian approach to providing asylum to those individuals subjected to marginalization and persecution in their homeland – regardless of their nation of origin (Ismaili, 2011, p.89 & 92). Indeed, providing sanctuary to refugees, who would otherwise experience significant hardship ranging from blatant discrimination and racism to torture and genocide, has very much become an institutionalized aspect of Canadian society....   [tags: assylum, refugee status, immigration]

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Book Review: "Enough: Staying Human in and Engineered Age" written by Bill McKibben

- Over the years humanity has experienced a significant increase in the world population, and today that number continues to rise. With an increase in people, the demand for food goes up tremendously. Agricultural science has continuously developed new technologies that have enhanced the efficiency and value of agricultural production. Although the enhancements increase the production of agricultural goods, it’s important to understand the impacts it has on our environment and food system. In this book review, I will discuss both the cultural and natural dimensions of Agricultural Biotechnology, and how it relates to our current problems in Human Relations....   [tags: Book Review]

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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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Affordable Health Care: A Review of the 2010 HealthCare Reform Bill

- After months of substantial and aggressive deliberation around the United States, particularly in Washington, the HealthCare Reform of 2010 also known as the Affordable Care Act, was passed with a filibuster favorable to Democrats and signed into office on March 23rd by President Barrack Obama. Though it is intricately detailed, the ideal purposes as promised by those who promoted it are to provide inexpensive and uncomplicated health insurance to citizens along with enhanced coverage for those with pre-existing conditions, beneficial prescription drug provisions and changes to tax credits....   [tags: Healthcare, Obama, health care reform]

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One Family's Thoughts and Opinions Regarding the Medical Care Bill

- This medical care bill has brought disagreements to families across the country that either loved or hated the concept. As a daughter to aging parents, a sister to ill siblings, a mother to children unable to afford insurance and a grandmother to children in desperate need of medical Advertisement coverage. I am one of the Americans the majority of the population sees as a threat to increased taxes. I am not going to pretend to understand the numerous pages outlining the bill nor will I go so far as to say I have read it cover to cover....   [tags: Health Care]

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Differences Between Public and Private Philantropy: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

- The divide between the rich and poor has slowly been increasing for the past decade. Since the start of capitalism, bringing along with it the spread of globalization, there have been many uproars of movements against many injustices coming to attention by the mass public. With these movements also came an increased pressure on the government to help aid the civilians that are suffering all around the world. Unfortunately government aid is pretty limited when it comes to development due to security concerns, and the clashes some government aid programs might have with the government’s own self-interests....   [tags: Donation Distribution, Social Causes]

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Bill Bryson: Should He Be Considered an Appalachian Trail Hiker?

- Should Bill Bryson be considered an Appalachian Trail hiker. Most thru hikers believe that the only type of AT hiker is a thru hiker. Critics even talk about how Bryson just hiked a portion of the trail. “[…]-- although he doesn't meet that many, because in the end he hikes less than half the route. The book is subtitled "Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail," but Bryson doesn't seem to have discovered very much at all.” (Friedman, Vanessa V. Book review of A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson....   [tags: hiking, A Walk in the Woods]

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All Niam Neeson Brings to Role of Bill Marks in Non Stop

- ... Even with that misstep, it didn't really bother me in the end because of how much I enjoyed everything prior to it. It's basically summed up in a monologue where the biggest negative reaction it got from me was an eye roll. Non-Stop does what few B-movies do, got me engaged in the actual story. I wasn't merely watching for a few thrilling action scenes and checking out the rest of the time. I was constantly on the edge of my seat; there was some real tension that had my blood pumping. One thing I absolutely loved was the mystery of who was hijacking the plane....   [tags: marshall, hijacker, passengers]

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Food for Thought: Hunger and the Bill Emerson Food Donation Act

- According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans wasted up to 40 percent of its food in 2012 (Gunders 2012). In comparison, the EPA and USDA jointly filed a document in 1997 that reported 27 percent of American food going to waste-roughly 96 billion pounds of food (Haley 2013). Using the latter ratio, this means that 40 percent of food wasted by Americans translates into 142.2 billion tons of food a year. If the average person eats 1,996 pounds of food a year (Aubrey 2011), this means the amount of food thrown away could have fed nearly 71,142,285 people....   [tags: food waste in the US]

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Analysis and Commentary on Bill Gate´s Article: How to Fix Capitalism

- After having read through Bill Gates’ article “How To Fix Capitalism”, I agreed completely with the various ideas Bill Gates states and I believe that creative capitalism can and should be an effective way to make the world as a whole a better place overall. In the following essay I am going to attempt my hand at explaining the current situation, explaining some of the background that brought us to this situation, expound on what a government can try to do to help rectify the situation, expand on possible systems that can draw corporations to help and finally example of how corporations can start helping....   [tags: Economy, Purchasing]

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Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gate´s Commencement Speeches at Harvard

- The commencement ceremony encourages each student’s search for knowledge. It often includes a speech which seeks to put their recent hard work into the context of their future. Oprah Winfrey’s Harvard commencement speech and Bill Gates’s Harvard commencement speech both give Harvard graduates important advice for the future. While there are differences between Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gate’s commencement speeches at Harvard, they both agree that students should find a purposeful cause in their lives and find the solution....   [tags: College, Advice]

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Why Bill Insurance Companies for Veterans' Service-Related Injuries

- ... Medicare is federally funded health insurance for people 65 or older, under 65 with certain disabilities. Medicaid is a state administered health insurance provided to certain low income individuals and families who fit into eligibility group that is recognized by state law. Veterans that qualify for Medicaid will not pay copays for VA health care. The Department of Veteran’s affair located at Hampton VA is urban, however the Rural Health Initiative Team goes out to rural area for example in North Carolina to assist veterans and set up clinic for them to be seen....   [tags: military, health, benefits]

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Bill Graham: Wolfgang Grajonca, A Pioneer in Hosting Rock Music Events

- The rock community owes a great deal to Bill Graham for his contributions to the development of rock music. His ingenuity when it came to producing and promoting rock concerts helped to expose artists to new audiences and launch several of the artists’ careers. The concerts he produced provided the audience with a better concert experience as well as helping to improve the showmanship of the artists that performed. Graham’s concert producing allowed rock music to become the means of communication that many people could understand....   [tags: Producing, Promoting, Orphan]

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Online Bill Pay vs. Paying via Postal Mail

- As is evident in history, barter trade was the very first payment system adopted by man. As people became more progressive, they used items such as gold, minted coins and paper currency to ease the payment processes. Despite these steps, people still quest for better payment systems. As such, checks, money orders, and hard cash used for payments in the better part of the twentieth century seem to be outdated. Today, more people are convinced that the dream of a cashless society is worth pursuing (Garcia-Swartz, Harn &Layne-Farrar 175)....   [tags: Technology ]

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America’s Preservation System: A Wilderness Bill of Rights by William O. Douglas

- North America has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. There are deserts, wetlands, rolling hills, plains, and mountain ranges in the United States alone. But what has been done to preserve America’s incredible biodiversity. There have been many attempts in the past, as well as in recent years. Many people want to preserve the American wilderness, as Ann Malaspina discovered. “In fact, taxpayers, like those in Florida who support the wild lands corridor, are increasingly willing to pay the price to preserve open space” (Malaspina 70)....   [tags: diverse ecosystems, biodiversity]

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Characteristics in Common Among Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerber and Bill Gates

- Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates all have two well-known characteristics in common; they are billionaires and they have made their fortune without a degree. Success stories like theirs leave most people, especially graduating high school students, wondering if furthering their education is worth the time, money, and effort. Student loans and tuitions seem to be the most speculated worries of college. However, they are only small matters compared to the eternal possibilities of its benefits....   [tags: billionaires, success stories]

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Always Alone: The Silence of the Lambs Film Analysis

- ... Dr. Lector is a very smart man with various ways to get what he wants. He also is very helpful when he is approach the correct way. Dr. Lector character was interesting and complicated to diagnose with a disorder only because he was clearly concourse of the choices that he was making but showed lack in empathy towards his victims. After further analysis and as the movie went on it was clear that Dr. Lector was suffering from Antisocial personal disorder due to the fact that he showed no remorse for others that were in his life, also by how he can so easily read others and get other to trust him get them to do what he wants them to do....   [tags: Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill]

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The Federalists vs the Anti-federalists in Colonial America

- ... Anti-Federalists believed that republics could only survive in homogeneous communities, with everyone holding the same values, and interests; they believed that too much diversity would destroy a republic. The Anti-Federalists could not make an effective campaign against the Federalists because of their intellectual inability, political skills, and social class. The Federalists, however, were very well educated, wealthy, and extremely well organized which was one of their key characteristics that lead them to victory....   [tags: Government, Bill, America]

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Henry William Gates by Atis Stafeckis

- William Henry "Bill" Gates (more commonly known as "Bill" Gates) is an American philanthropist, investor, programmer and role model. William Henry Gates used to be the chief executive and chairman one of the world's most successful personal computer software company, Microsoft which he co-founded with Paul Allen(Gawker. (). William Henry Gates). William Henry Gates was also consistently ranked by Forbes magazine as the number one world wealthiest from 1995 to 2009 with the exception of 2008 when he was ranked third....   [tags: Bill Gates, american philanthoropist]

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The Politics of Policy Implementation in India

- Politics makes strange bed fellows. – Charles Dudley Warner. In a country like India, where there is almost always a coalition rule, it’s always difficult to implement a policy proposed by the government or suggestions given by a committee. The majority party in the coalition proposes something, the opposition opposes it. That’s standard procedure in every country. But we go a step further. The parties forming the coalition oppose it too, either because they fear falling out of favour with the public, or they simply want political gains in exchange for their support....   [tags: ideas, policies, government, bill]

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An Outline for a Book Report: A Short History of Nearly Everything

- ... He helps to widen the knowledge of people who are not experts in the field of science, or whom did not feel that had absorbed enough information in school and are still seeking the knowledge. 5. Speaker: Bill Bryson is the narrator, and he writes in first person. This demonstrated when he give examples from his life and using sentence referring to himself. For example, “I am delighted that you could make it” (1). III. Critical Analysis and Evaluation 1. Logos: Bill Bryson argues in A Short Story of Nearly Everything that as humans we are extremely lucky to be on Earth....   [tags: science, bill bryson, ethos]

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The Fight for a New Gun-Control Law

- The devastating 1999 Columbine High School shooting caused grief and anger among the United States citizens and politicians. This horrifying tragedy that resulted in the death of thirteen innocent victims turned the spotlight on the country’s gun-control law. Last March 22, 2013, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced Senate Bill 649 or what is called the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 that “ensure[s] that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale, and for other purposes” (S.649)....   [tags: legislature, politics, bill]

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Should High School Students Join the Military?

- ... Another factor that may affect the amount given is on the dependents of personnel. Life insurance is another big benefit that comes from joining the military. It is life insurance plan, bought from a life insurance company with a contract with the military. It is made affordable to all military personnel, and is usually a huge policy (Lankford). The money will go to the relative; the soldier has specified when he/she signed up for the health insurance. A food allowance is also given to soldiers each month....   [tags: benefits for their future, GI bill]

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Congressional Committees: The Workhorse of Legislature

- ... One exception is the House Intelligence Committee, which is a permanent select committee. Conference committees are also temporary panels designed to negotiate differences between House and Senate forms of legislature to compromise the exact details of a particular bill. Lastly, joint committees are similar to conference committees, except they are permanent. Joint committees focus on broad areas, and are used of oversight into bureaucratic organizations throughout the Government. It would be as foolish to assume that a committee can know and understand a full piece of legislation as it would be to assume that individual members of Congress would....   [tags: vote, bill, government]

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Philanthropy and Fund for Projects

- According to Zimmer, “Philanthropy is important because it provides opportunities. Philanthropy supports projects and endeavours that may be too unpopular or controversial to gain widespread of support of the general public or the government.” (Zimmer, n.d, Importance para 1). In a modern democratic society, philanthropy is considered an important source of funds for projects and organizations. As private entities, they are not bound to anyone or any government, thus having full control of choosing which projects that they wish to lend their backing....   [tags: bill and melinda gates, microsoft]

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The Battle for Veteran's Benefits

- Ever since the pilgrims first set foot on North American soil there has always been some form of a pension to soldiers of battle. The purpose of this compensation to the soldiers was to allow them to be able to successfully live a post-military life. Over the growth of America the compensation for a soldier’s tenure began to grow as well. From the start of the Old Soldiers Home to the birth of the Veterans Administration (VA) to the inception of the GI Bill the government has adopted more and more methods to aid veterans in their post-military life....   [tags: bill, ptsd, disabilities]

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Corruption and the Janlokpal

- Janlokpal to Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 The genesis of the demand for the Janlokpal Bill lay in the indefinite hunger strike undertaken by Anna Hazare on April 5, 2011. This prompted the government to form joint drafting committee consisting of ministers and civil society members. Despite Team Anna and the drafting committee being on different pages regarding the formulation of the bill, the government version of the Lokpal Bill , 2011 was introduced in Parliament. Additionally, the Lokpal Bill, 2010 was considered a diluted version of the Janlokpal for it provided no whistleblower’s protection, there was no inclusion of the PM, independence of the CBI was not addressed and could not t...   [tags: Lokpal, Lokayukta Bill]

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Personal Privacy Legal or Moral

- Personal Privacy…The topic I have chosen for my Research Paper, is a subject of extensive views and implications. I have done my research on the Web and gathered Web Resources and Databases to provide me with an ample amount of data to process into information that will enlighten the reader on this subject. I believe, however, the term ‘Privacy’, indicates the right of individuals to be free to enjoy life in peace and serenity. According to, ‘The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary, Third Edition’, ‘personal’ means: ‘one’s own, private’, and ‘private’ means, ‘state of being alone or private’....   [tags: Bill of Rights, government spying]

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The Process by Which a Bill Becomes an Act of Parliament

- The Process by Which a Bill Becomes an Act of Parliament The government- lawyers in the civil service, who are known as parliamentary counsel to the treasury, first draft the majority of Acts of Parliament. The government gives instructions for the Bill. When this first draft of the Bill has been set out, it is published. Even at this stage difficulties may crop up, as the draft must be precise and accurate to the governments wishes without any possible mistakes. Also there is little time to produce these first drafts, so there is a lot of pressure on time to introduce the Bill to Parliament....   [tags: Papers]

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Recycling Benefits: Proposing A Bottle Bill for Arizona

- Recycling Benefits: Proposing A Bottle Bill for Arizona Recycling has had a large impact in our community over the past few decades. Rather than throwing all our trash in the garbage can, we, as a community should continue to recycle as much as possible. Not only does it cut down on litter, it can also add to our growing economy, cut down on pollution, and save our raw materials. Arizona currently recycles about sixty percent of its beverage containers, and because only a handful of cities have mandatory recycling programs they are the perfect candidate to experiment with a new recycling program (Bottle-deposit 2)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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Victims of Human Trafficking

- Part A: The Background There are three different populations to what qualifies an individual to be conserved a victim of human trafficking: underneath the U.S. law are they are minors, individuals who are under 18 years of age, who are coerced into commercial sex, individuals 18 or older who become involved in commercial sex through fraud, coercion, or force, and the third population is a mix of children and adults who are forced to provide labor or services while being in an involuntary position of servitude, debt, bondage, or slavery through force, deception, or intimidation....   [tags: Amendment, Bill, Law]

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Bill Gates and how the world was effected by his accomplishments

- Bill Gates How he effected the world with his accomplishments William Bill Gates III was born on October 28, 1955. He accomplished many unbelievable things, and highly influenced the people around him in many ways. In University, Bill Gates was known to be the “smart computer nerd,” who totally amazed all of his friends with his knowledge. One of the people that he had influenced the most was Steve Ballmer, current Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer, whose room was down the hall from Bill’s....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Steve Jobs of Apple and Bill Gates of Microsoft

- Steve Jobs (born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on the 24th of February 1955) is best know as the co-founder & CEO of Apple Computer and somewhat less so for his leadership of Pixar which is a computer animation studio. On the other hand, Bill Gates (born in Seattle, Washington on the 28th of October 1955) is married to Melinda French Gates and has three children. Bill Gates is the co-founder and current Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft. Both started their careers almost at the same time and within the same industry....   [tags: Computers]

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In Favor of Repealing Arizona House Bill 200

- In Favor of Repealing Arizona House Bill 200          Over two hundred years ago, new settlers were finding their way around a vast and new country. Their whole philosophy about their new finding was to create new lives away from the British and develop a way of living to fit their standards. As they set up a new government many new and innovative ideas were added. Our fore-fathers wanted a country that would continue to grow and prosper within the needs of its citizens. Since the beginning of such a new government new laws have come and gone, separate governments have been set up and given their own responsibilities....   [tags: Marijuana]

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Comparison of US Bill of Rights and The Canadian Charter of Rights

- BACKGROUND OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS The United States Bill of Rights came into being as a result of a promise made by the Fathers of Confederation to the states during the struggle for ratification of the Constitution in 1787-88. A great number of the states made as a condition for their ratification, the addition of amendments, which would guarantee citizens protection of their rights against the central government. Thus, we have a rather interesting situation in which the entrenchment of a bill of rights in the American Constitution was done by the virtual demand of the states, they themselves fearing a central government which was not legally constrained and restricted as far as its power...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Everything Wrong with Mississippi

- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission No Southern state was more resistant to segregation than Mississippi. Initiating a ‘southern respectable’ resistance, Mississippi set out to create a permanent authority for the maintenance of racial segregation, fully staffed and state funded. On May 20, 1956, Mississippi state legislators passed House Bill 880 establishing the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission (MSSC) as part of the executive branch, under the protection of the U.S. Constitutional 10th amendment, [“powers not delegated to the United States by the constitution or prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people” (Bill of Rights Transcrip...   [tags: segregation, house bill 880]

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Illegal Immigration Persuasive Speech

- Immigration reform is one of the most active and discussed topics right now in American Politics. Mr. Speaker, you are being presented with a unique opportunity to embrace and lead the charge in this reform. The United States is a nation of immigrants. It was built and carried by people who migrated all over the world because they believed in the American Dream. The American Dream is not dead, and immigrants can and will continue to be an incredible positive side to this beautiful nation. But the truth remains, Immigration policies are incredibly outdated and xenophobic....   [tags: America, Bill, Bipartisan]

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Effects of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence

- Effects of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence People in the United States can participate in government activities by voting and opposing their views. People are protected under the Constitution and Bill of Rights. These documents lay down the blueprint for freedom. As a man, women, or child, you are affected by these important documents they guarantee your basic rights like freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and economic freedom. Lincoln best put it in his Gettysburg address stating, " A government of the people, by the people, for the people"....   [tags: Papers]

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Bill Gates and Nolan Bushnell - Pioneers Of Computer Programming

- Pioneers of Computer Programming When you think of 21st century computing, two things come to mind: Windows and video games. Learning Team A introduces you to the two men responsible for these phenomena – Bill Gates and Nolan Bushnell. William Henry Gates III During that late 1960's and early 1970's, BASIC was one of the premier programming languages. At that time, Bill Gates and his friend Paul Allen made the commitment to learn BASIC by reading the user manuals. In exchange for computer time, they made an agreement with a local company called the Computer Center Corporation to provide de-bugging services for software on the company's DEC machine....   [tags: Technology History]

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Jackson Should Be Removed From the Twenty Dollar Bill

- Jackson Should Be Removed From the Twenty Dollar Bill Awarded the prestigious honor to remain forever engraved on the twenty dollar bill, Andrew Jackson became a figure in American history never forgotten. Future generations of younger students will not need to know Andrew for them to assume he was a great man. Unfortunately, the ignorance of idolizing Jackson because he appears on American currency serves to blanket the realities of his administration. Jackson should be removed from the twenty dollar bill....   [tags: Argumentative persuasive Jackson Essays]

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Legislative Proposal For New Indecency Language In Telecom Bill

- Legislative Proposal for New Indecency Language in Telecom Bill I. Summary Although the October 16, 1995 legislative proposal purports to regulate “ computer pornography”, the proposal contains fatal flaws which render the proposal at best counterproductive and at worst devastating to on-line communications. First, it prohibits, but fails to define, “indecent” speech to minors -- a dangerously vague, medium-specific, and, after decades of litigation, still undefined concept, which may include mere profanity....   [tags: essays research papers]

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True North Book About Leadership Review

- Destiny, brought the book True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership into my life and I want to bring it into the lives of others. More specifically those who may believe they weren’t born with the characteristics or traits to become a leader or those who have not found their passion or purpose in life; their “True North.” The book, written by Bill George and co-author Peter Sims, compiles a series of interviews with 125 managers from Howard Schultz of Starbuck’s to Dan Vasella of Novartis. The interviewees guide readers through their journey to become the leaders they are today; discussing their failures, successes, obstacles, personal tragedies and triumphs....   [tags: Bill George]

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A Sense of Conflict in the Play Spring and Portwine by Bill Naughton

- A Sense of Conflict in the Play Spring and Portwine by Bill Naughton The play ‘Spring and Portwine’ revolves around the underlying conflicts that exist within a working class family from Lancashire in the 1960s. The whole play centres on an argument about one of the daughter’s refusal to eat herring that is always served on a Friday evening. The reactions of all members of the family to this insignificant incident bring all their problems and dissatisfaction to a head. At the end of the play, the family feud has reached a climax but the disintegration of the family is narrowly avoided....   [tags: Papers]

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An Icon in the Window - An original biography on Bill Gates

- What does it take to become a cultural icon. Through the perspective of the world today, just a few of the basics might be fame, power, IQ, and enough motivation to utilize it all. But did we forget something. Perhaps. How about all of that, and also enough money and power gobble up any and every company that may stand in your way. This is especially true if you happen to be the CEO of an $18-million company called Microsoft, and even more so if you bare the name “Bill Gates” on your VISA card....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Account of My Village in the Style of Bill Bryson

- Account of My Village in the Style of Bill Bryson Me, I am from nirvana. Another term would be to describe it would be a thriving cesspit. Many consider this place to be the economic and political nerve centre of Europe. Do you ever wonder where all the stars who don’t live in Hollywood live. Well lay your minds at rest they live in Yarnton. Yarnton isn’t famous for its high employment rates. It’s famous as the entertainment centre of Europe. Yarnton is probably the smallest village in the world; it’s a place where leprosy has over-run the millions who live there....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Presidential Election of 1992

- The Presidential Election of 1992 In 1992 the incumbent president George Bush was seeking reelection. It was the general consensus that he would be the 'hands down, no contest winner'. When the smoke had cleared and the votes were tallied, many were shocked at the results. Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton had defeated the incumbent by a landslide. How could this be. How did the commander and chief of what could be considered the greatest victory in modern American history defeat the Iraqi army and one year later lose the election for the presidency....   [tags: Papers]

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Civil Liberties

- Civil liberties can be defined as the freedoms from arbitrary governmental interference specifically by denial of governmental power and in the United States especially as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights (Civil Liberties). The powers that are placed in the hands of the Bill of rights affect our everyday lives. They allow us to voice our opinion and led protest. Every amendment in the Bill of rights is there to secure that the government is ruled by and for the people not ruling over the people....   [tags: Bill of Rights]

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Who is Monica Lewinsky?

- Is Monica simply a hapless White House intern caught in the middle of a media created scandal started by Linda Tripp. Monica Lewinsky is a 24 year old graduate of Lewis and Clark University in Oregon. Daughter of a Democratic contributor she was easily able to get an intern position in the White Horse. Some of Lewinsky's friends have said that she only took the intern position to sleep with important people. If the recent news reports are true Monica Lewinsky got what she was looking for. Linda Tripp has over 17 tapes of her discussions with Monica Lewinsky describing her sexual relations with President Bill Clinton....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Whitewater Conspiracy

- The Whitewater Conspiracy In today's society people often pay close attention to what happens in politics. They normally make voting decisions on character, past work, and partisan lines. When rumors of indiscretion or impropriety of a public official pops up, people often like to get involved. Like gossiping on the church's rumor grapevine, people love to get involved in conspiracies and scandals dealing with people of power. If you have watched television at all in the last ten years, you have probably heard about Whitewater....   [tags: Political Essays]

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The Australian Constitution

- ... There have also being two major attempts made in federal parliament to introduce a Bill of Rights in the form of a non-constitutional statute. In 1973, Attorney-General Lionel Murphy introduced his proposal for a new statute. However, his Bill proved to be very controversial, lapsing in the Senate. Then in 1983, Attorney-General Gareth Evans introduced a similar Bill, but it too lapsed in the Senate. Although history suggests that Australia has operated well without a Human Rights charter, there are some strong reasons why Australia might need one....   [tags: bill of rights, founding fathers]

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Bill of Rights

- Introduction The First Amendment of the United States Constitution: an amendment that guarantees three rights, one of which is the right to freedom of expression. Under this, there resides the freedom of press. It assures that people are free to communicate through the means of media and dissemination without governmental restraints. However, if the government desires to interfere in one’s expression, the government can do so, but only with proper justification. In such cases, a court case is necessary (“First Amendment”)....   [tags: first amendment, freedom, ]

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The First Amendment

- The First Amendment is the first section of the Bill of Rights and is often considered the most important part of the U.S Constitution because it guarantees the citizens of United States the essential personal freedoms of religion, speech, press, peaceful assembly and the freedom to petition the Government. Thanks to the rights granted by the First Amendment, Americans are able to live in a country where they can freely express themselves, speak their mind, pray without interference, protest in peace and where their opinions are taken into consideration, which is something not many other nationalities have the fortune of saying....   [tags: bill of rights, constitution, Madison]

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Why Our President Has To Leave

- This is an essay about why I think Bill Clinton should resign, and also why I think he won't. You see, Bill Clinton is a man without morals. Well, actually that's not quite true. He does appear to have morals; he just sacrifices them to expediency whenever the opportunity arises. If absolute selflessness with respect to one's values were a virtue, Bill Clinton would be the most virtuous president the United States has ever had. Fortunately, most people do not hold this view of morality or ethics (I hope!)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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James Carville: Guard Dog of the White House

- James Carville: Guard Dog of the White House James Carville has been one of President Clinton’s most adamant supporters throughout the impeachment crisis. Carville is a veteran campaign strategist who headed Clinton’s campaign in 1992 and has advised him since the campaign. His harsh and sometimes wild criticisms of Clinton’s opponents have made Carville the rhetorical attack dog of the Democratic Party. The purpose of Carville’s attacks was to rally support for Clinton. Fighting for Clinton was both helpful to Carville’s career and financially beneficial for him....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The First Woman President Of The United States

- Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton vs. Condoleeza Rice I believe that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has the better chance of becoming the first woman president of the United States. She is a former First Lady and has had input in the decisions of the Clinton Administration. She worked hand in hand with former President Bill Clinton. She is very smart, a firm believer in her causes such as, helping everyday people, the underprivileged and minorities, etc. Hillary is very outspoken and her voice is heard....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Bill of Rights: Americas Last Defense Against the Federal Suffocation of Civil Liberties?

- Is our Bill of Rights necessary. Does it put a limit on our government, or on our liberty. Do these ten amendments hold the same meaning today as they did two-hundred and fourteen years ago. Are they now or have they ever been relevant. These questions were debated by our nation’s founding fathers in the eighteenth century and continue to be debated by the historians, academics, and political scientists today. Over the course of the last two centuries, its meaning has been twisted and stretched by the interpretation and misinterpretation of our legislature and, most of all, by the Supreme Court wielding its power of judicial review....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Q. Tarantino's Use of Different Film Elements in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction

- Q. Tarantino's Use of Different Film Elements in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino has used the lightning, colour, sound, camera, mise-en-scene, iconography, speed of editing and special effects in Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction to make the audience want to carry on watching. These film elements have been used very effectively by the director in the openings of both films to build audience interest. The first aspect – lightning was very helpful in building interest in Kill Bill....   [tags: Quentin Tarantino Cinematography Director]

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Living History, A Short Analysis

- Hillary Rodham Clinton's autobiographical Living History does exactly what an autobiography is supposed to do. Keeping in mind that this book is not a substitute for history itself but merely the memoirs of the 42nd First Lady, Living History becomes a fascinating read marked by well-mannered eloquence and genuine emotion. This is not another feeble attempt to salvage Bill Clinton's reputation; this is the story about a woman of achievement; a story of an independent, strong-willed individual whose courage, strength, and intellect is truly admirable....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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The First Appearance of Rafe on Stage in Spring and Port Wine by Bill Naughton

- The First Appearance of Rafe on Stage in Spring and Port Wine by Bill Naughton The playwright Bill Naughton has written this play about a working class family in the nineteen sixties. It is set on the life of the Crompton family, who lived in Bolton, Lancashire. My coursework focuses on the head of the family, Rafe Crompton and his first appearance on the stage. The home of the Crompton family is unique. "Thehouse is a comfortable, prosperous, working-class home. The furniture is fairly modern; everything is polished and well cared for....   [tags: Papers]

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First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty by Bill Minutaglio

- First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty by Bill Minutaglio "First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty" by Bill Minutaglio, details the history and upbringing of this year's Republican candidate and gives insight as to the impact his family heritage has had on him as a person, and who and what has influenced him as a politician. The biography is mostly nonjudgmental towards George W. Bush, but does paint an image of him and his family that is exactly what he has been trying to deny throughout his whole political life: he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and has led a largely unremarkable life that has left him unqualified as a candidate for President of...   [tags: Papers]

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Bob Dole, Bill Sherman, and some blind guys with an elephant

- Bob Dole, Bill Sherman, and some blind guys with an elephant When I moved back to Vermont and had conversations with friends and relatives about the Gulf War, I was surprised at how different the war they were describing was from the one that I remember. "Stealth" fighters, "Patriot" missiles, "chemical" attacks, people that I talked to had the impression that war was a constant state of danger. At the American Legion's annual convention this past summer, speaker Bob Dole said in part that, for those of us who served in wars, "We did not see the big picture....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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An Argument Against Gun Control

- The Gun Control issue has sparked major controversy in America today. People who support gun control feel that guns are the reason for the soaring crime rate in our country. I disagree with the supporters of gun control. I feel that because of the black market, violent criminals being released from prison early, and the need to ensure personal safety, stricter gun control will have very little impact on violent crime in America. I believe that gun control works in theory, but not in real life. Sure, there are many violent crimes where guns are used, but most of these guns are obtained illegally, because the gun control laws enforced are not enough....   [tags: Firearms Brady Bill]

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The Presidental Branch

- The Presidental Branch The White House is the corporate headquarters of the free world. Our President is the CEO. The cabinet members and white house staff are executives. Further down Pennsylvania Avenue at the Capitol are the Board of Directors, and it just so happens that the Board of Directors, have meetings just about everyday. We the people are the shareholders of our nation. This is how are nation is run in the status quo. FDR had forty-five full-time staff members. President Clinton had five hundred and eleven....   [tags: Papers]

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Book Review of

- William Hyland has constructed a thorough and insightful work that examines the foreign policy during the first six years of the Clinton administration. President Bill Clinton was the first post-Cold War president, and was an extremely popular leader in the era of global transition. The author chronicles the evolution of the president's outlook from inexperience and idealism to trial-and-error pragmatism. He recognizes Clinton's successes (NATO enlargement, NAFTA, and the Dayton Peace Accords), while also noting the continuation of certain problem issues (Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, virulent nationalism, proliferating weapons of mass destruction, a failed Russia, and the Asian financial cr...   [tags: American History]

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Machiavelli Prince

- The evolution of modern politics is strongly influenced by Machiavelli’s tactics in The Prince. The fast nature, smooth talking, and lack of original thought seen in modern politics is evident in Machiavelli’s work. It is a small but powerful thing to gain favor in politics, and Machiavelli accomplishes this well throughout The Prince. In applying his brain to assume a logical means to keep the status quo a political roadmap is created. Giving this work to the reigning Medici family gains their favor thus granting Machiavelli’s release from prison....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Spin Cycle

- SPIN CYCLE &#9;With so many different scandal to his credit and numerous ongoing investigations pending, President Clinton has been bombarded by the media in a fashion not seen since the last days of the Nixon administration. Despite this unwanted attention, Clinton has managed to maintain lofty approval ratings and successfully deflect even the most ardent attacks. How does he do it. This question is answered in full in Spin Cycle, a backroom look at how news is created and packaged in the White House and the methods used to distribute it to the public....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Speech Analysis

- This is the speech delivered by President Bill Clinton at the annual White House prayer breakfast on Friday, September 11, 1998, to an audience of more than 100 ministers, priests and other religious leaders. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was also in attendance. The speech, written in long hand by the president, was delivered at the beginning of a day of tremendous political and personal turmoil surrounding the publication of the first report to Congress by Independent Counsel Ken Starr. The Starr Report, published on the Internet about 2 p.m....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bill Budd

- Herman Melville&#8217;s Billy Budd is a story about true goodness. It entails the conflict of good and evil, but more than that it portrays innocence in its&#8217; most purest form. Innocence is an exploitable commodity. While this is universally recognized, there are many different ways people confront it. Some people choose to embrace and protect it. While others choose to abuse it and corrupt it. Those who choose the latter are evil&#61630;plain and simple. By making this choice they are reflecting not upon the innocent, but upon themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bill Bundy

- Ted Bundy The name Theodore Bundy, more commonly known as Ted Bundy, is a household name. Not only is Ted Bundy a household name, it is one that sends chills through the bodies of those who hear it mentioned. This bone gnawing effect is felt more so through those who have daughters away from home, in college. For over two decades now, the mentioning of his name has gotten this exact reaction and will continue to do so for decades to come. Over the course of his killing career, Ted Bundy made himself one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, while going undetected for years....   [tags: essays research papers]

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