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An Analysis of Das Boot

- What is it that makes the film, "Das Boot", stand out in the plethora of war movies. Why was this film, with subtitles and about German World War 2 soldiers, popular enough in America to earn six Academy Award nominations. One possible answer is the characters. Like so many other epics, the sensation of viewing pleasure goes beyond the intense plot and into the intricacy and intimacy of the building blocks of every story: the characters. Director Wolfgang Petersen's mastery is in bringing the viewer into that unfortunate submarine, makes everyone a participant in the horror as one of the characters, creating the feeling of no escape....   [tags: Das Boot Essays]

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The Theme of Failure as Presented in Das Boot

- The Theme of Failure as Presented in Das Boot     "When 'Das Boot' was first released in the United States, its running time was 145 minutes, and it won huge audiences and no less that six Oscar nominations-unheard of for a foreign film." The genius of Wolfgang Petersen's "Das Boot" is that to Americans it is considered a foreign film indeed; not only in the sense that the film is from Germany, but because the film offers a unique perspective of World War Two, the German perspective. This point of view allows American audiences to walk away from theaters and be impacted by themes which are common in the cinematic industry....   [tags: Das Boot Essays]

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The Affects of Boot Camps on Juveniles

- In 2005, 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson from was sentenced to probation after taking a joy ride with his stolen grandmothers car. Later that year, he violated his probation after trespassing on school grounds. His parents were given two options, either sending him to a juvenile detention center or boot camp. They chose boot camp as the better rehabilitation program, in hoping to change their son. Anderson lasted three hours at the Florida's Bay County Sheriff's Boot Camp before collapsing and being sent to the hospital, where he was declared dead the next morning....   [tags: Juvenile Boot Camps]

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Juvenile Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Juvenile Delinquency

- Introduction Juvenile delinquency is a relatively new phenomenon. For this reason, society’s reactions and solutions to the problem of delinquency are also modern developments. The United States developed the first youth court in 1899 and is now home to many new and formerly untested methods of juvenile rehabilitation and correction. One of many unique programs within the Juvenile Justice system, boot camps are institutions designed to keep delinquent juveniles out of traditional incarceration facilities and still provide a structured method of punishment and rehabilitation....   [tags: Boot Camps Do Not Reduce Recidivism]

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Boot Camps and Juvenile Crime

- Boot Camps and Juvenile Crime Five years ago, responding to an increase in serious juvenile crime, the state of Maryland initiated one of the nation's largest boot camp programs for teenage criminals. The program, called the Leadership Challenge, quickly became the model for other states. But last week, after reviewing a task force report that documented instances of physical abuse at their camps, Maryland officials appeared on the verge of conceding that the current initiative was a failure. Military-style discipline may work as punishment at juvenile boot camps, but it has not been effective as rehabilitation....   [tags: Juvenile Crime Boot Camps Incarceration Essays]

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Das Brütus: A Tragic Hero

- Das Brütus: A Tragic Hero In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, Brutus is the quintessence of a tragic hero. Webster’s Dictionary defines tragic hero as “Any person, especially a man, admired for courage, nobility etc. … in a serious play with an unhappy ending” (277-626). This verbatim definition, however, is useless in an analytical essay. The idea of a tragic hero comes from Aristotle, who thought a tragic hero involved a character of high standing suffering a downfall caused by one or two character flaws....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Boot and Saddle Bar

- The Boot and Saddle has risen form the dead as a bar, restaurant and music venue. The Boot and Saddle has a long and interesting history on south Broad and seen the up and downs of the urban life cycle. It was our only country and western bar for years. It hosted mostly local talent and was a watering hole for the Navy when the Yard was a large active Naval Base. The bar was owned by Pete DelBorrello a respected business owner of the bar and other establishments in this neighborhood. With the closing, it sat vacant for 15 plus years before being reopened by the folks who own Union Transfer....   [tags: restaurant in South Philadelphia]

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The Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System

- Introduction The Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System (CAS) developed in 1997 by Naglieri and Das conceptualizing on the works of A. R. Luria PASS model theory, represents an analytic measurement of cognitive abilities based on neuropsychological construct. The PASS theory, acronym for planning, attention, simultaneous, and successive, focuses on the neuropsychological foundation in which cognitive processing and human intelligences based on the functional brain and mental activities of input, processing, and output (Das, 1999)....   [tags: Education, Assessment]

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Fitness Boot Camp

- A fitness boot camp is a kind of physical training program, which is conducted by personal trainers, gyms and other military personals. These programs have continued to increase in the past few years. Boot camp training will often combine interval training, running and many other exercises, like using weights for losing body fat, increasing cardiovascular efficiency and increasing strength. Many programs offered in boot camp are for nutrition advice as well. The term ‘boot camp’ is used because it will train people, mostly outdoors and this may not be always similar to military training....   [tags: Fitness]

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Das Kapital Capital: Critique of Political Economy

- Introduction Karl Marx is well renowned as a master of philosophical critique; such a statement can be proven justifiable in one of his most notable works titled Das Kapital in German or Capital: Critique of Political Economy. It is important to understand the roots to which Karl Marx established his desire of discovering, as well as answering his curiosities of philosophical ideas. Thirty years of Marx's time was spent developing a critical analysis that reveals the economic laws and reality of the capitalist system and mode of production....   [tags: Karl Marx, socialism, capitalism]

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Teenage Boot Camps - Not The Way To Achieve Discipline

- Boot camps for teenagers have become a popular disciplinary option for parents with adolescent children. Often recommended by counselors or by state justice systems as an alternative to juvenile detention centers, the boot camps are rigid military environments. Some are wilderness camps that teach young people survival skills in a military-like setting, while others are held closer to home. Many are state-run in conjunction with the justice system but many are also privately owned and operated. The boot camps have come under intense scrutiny because of suspicions of abuse and because dozens of teenagers have died of preventable causes at the camps....   [tags: Behavior Modification, Teens]

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Das Experiment

- "Das Experiment" is based on a 1970's experiment called "The Stanford County Prison" experiment. A study done to see if the social structure of a prison affects the behavior of prisoners and guards and the perception of their roles. As the scientists trusted and soon learned to fear, the volunteers immediately fell into their, anticipated, roles. The guards abused their power and the prisoners let free what tugged them into their reality as humans. The study was stopped before the two weeks, however it proved to be too late....   [tags: Film]

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Das Kunstseidene Madchen

- DAS KUNSTSEIDENE MÄDCHEN Irmgard Keun's 1931 novel, "Das Kunstseidene Mädchen", which has been translated into English as "The Artificial Silk Girl", is one of the most famous of Germany's `Neue Sachlichkeiten' works. This particular novel, in which the protagonist, Doris, a young working class German girl from Cologne, who dreams of the glitz and glamour and bright lights of the big city, Berlin - in her own words, she wants to be a "Glanz"<em>"Glamour Girl" - suffered subsequent censorship at the hands of Hitler's Nazi regime....   [tags: European Literature]

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Social Concerns in the poems of Kamala Das

- " He ( the poet) is responsible for humanity, even for the animals, he must see to it that his invention can be smelt, felt, heard." ( Arthur Rimbaud) From the queen of erotica to a poetic pilgrim, the critical nexus on Kamala Das?s poetry has oscillated between opposite poles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Boot Camp

- Boot Camp With the ever rising prison population in this country, something has to be done rehabilitate criminals rather than just lock them up. Many feel that the “new” prisons, boot camps are the answer (Champion 1990). I will give a brief overview of boot camp institutions, specifically, about the operation and structure of these, the cost involved with both juvenile and adult facilities, and how effective they really are with regard to recidivism. Boot camps or shock incarceration programs, as they are also called, vary greatly around the country....   [tags: Papers]

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How Violence Leaves a Mark in Veena Das’ Life and Words

- ... In other words, Das insinuates that the self cannot be analyzed without observation of the other and that an event cannot be analyzed without observation of the everyday. By defining the relations as dependent on one another, Das helps illustrate how violence from an event becomes “folded” into the everyday lives of those who survived it. Das engages with the two instances of violence at the time of the Partition and the 1984 riots in the way they affected individual lives. Through Life and Words, the readers are able to see the kinds of connection and relations one builds during these events within communities, the kinds of “othering” that happens among communities and the way gender af...   [tags: stereotype, individual, relation]

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Boot Camps

- Boot Camps The history and explanation of how these institutions are operated The increase in violent behavior amongst America's youth has prompted the implementation of more effective rehabilitation methods. With the percentage of non-violent offenders on the rise, prison incarceration or juvenile detention doesn't seem to be the right solution for rehabilitation. In December 1983 a new idea emerged in Giorgia. This new idea was shock incarceration or boot camp. These temporary institutions were the beginnings of a trend to try and help with the rehabilitation efforts of young offenders....   [tags: Papers]

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A Qest for the Unknown: Kamala Das as a Poet of Body and Sexual Aspirations

- A QUEST FOR THE UNKNOWN: KAMALA DAS AS A POET OF BODY AND SEXUAL ASPIRATIONS Sex has been one of the most pre-dominant themes in the works of Kamala Das. Time and again she exploits this theme in delineating the relationship between her male female characters. Unlike other Indian women writers, she does not resort to oblique or indirect reference to sex or love-making, rather takes up a bold and hitherto unexploited approach towards sex. As once stated by Wordsworth that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; Kamala Das epitomizes this utterance and let loose a series of emotions which find place not only in her poetic works but also her short stories and novel....   [tags: poetry, sex, sexual affair, love]

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The Use of Expressionism in Das Kabinett des Doctor Caligari and Shutter Island

- The link between expressionism and horror quickly became a dominant feature in many films and continues to be prominent in contemporary films mainly due to the German expressionist masterpiece Das Kabinett des Doctor Caligari. Wiene’s 1920 Das Kabinett des Doctor Caligari utilized a distinctive creepiness and the uncanny throughout the film that became one the most distinctive features of externalising inner mental and emotional states of protagonists through various expressionist methods. Its revolutionary and innovative new art was heavily influenced by the German state and its populace in conjunction with their experience of war; Caligari took a clear cue from what was happening in German...   [tags: horror, reality, insanity]

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Juvenile Boot Camps

- Juvenile Boot Camps Juvenile boot camps have been emerging more and more over the United States throughout the most recent years. At the rate they keep appearing, they seem as though they are here to stay. However, that might not be the truth quite yet. Several groups believe that they appear to be efficient and supportive to the youth at question. But the public foresees boot camps as senseless and inadequate....   [tags: Papers]

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Boot Camp Debate

- The Boot Camp Debate In any of today's society no matter where you look there will be some evidence of crime present. This statement derives from a sociologist theory that says no society can exists without crime. The government is constantly looking for new ways to deal with these reoccurring problems. The focus has been placed upon the government to look into young offenders and the style used to punish them. Weapons possession is quite common among the youth, at least in urban Canada, between one-third and one quarter of students surveyed indicated that they had carried some form of weapon at school over the previous year....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Boot Camps: A Good Way to Deter Youth Offenders in Queensland?

- In recent years, the Queensland Government along with other states in Australia have discarded the idea of using court-referred conferencing, instead choosing to follow other avenues for the rehabilitation of youth offenders. One of these avenues is the controversial use of boot camps. Within Queensland specifically, there has been a strong wave of both media and public support for the use of these camps, with much research being conducted to examine whether they are a useful avenue to follow. The use of boot camps has been controversial in many countries around the world, such as the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and this paper will examine whether these controversial camps w...   [tags: alternative means of reformation]

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Ragged Dick: Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks

- ... Dick states that by going to the theatre he could, “see the bearded lady, the eight-foot giant, the two-foot dwarf, and other curiosities, too numerous to mention.”# Another aspect of this book that I found to be accurate in select individuals lives throughout this era was the rags to riches aspect of the book. As we learned from several of the characters throughout this book such as Mr. Whitney and even Dick himself at the end of the novel, hard work, ambition, and character throughout this era led to some tremendous success stories....   [tags: Horatio Alger, story analysis]

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A Hot Noon In Malabar

- A Hot Noon In Malabar By Kamala Das Kamala Suraiya or better known as Kamala Das is a well known female Indian writer writing in English as well as Malayalam, her mother tongue. She is considered one of the outstanding Indian poets writing in English, although her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography . She had begun her carrer by writing short stories in Malayalam before she published her first book of poems, "Summer In Calucutta" which apperared in 1965 ....   [tags: Kamala Das]

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erereCreate Your Own Emergency Boot Disk

- Hardware Tips: Create Your Own Emergency Boot Disk Create an emergency boot disk, identify mysterious components. Pop quiz: Windows won't start. Do you: A. Panic; B. Take a siesta; C. Calmly smile as you pull out your customized emergency boot disk, use it to start your computer, and proceed to fix your system. If you answered C, I commend you. If you chose B, I envy you. But if you picked A, I can help. It's time for you to make an emergency boot disk that does the standard Windows version one better....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Boot Camp - Shock Incarceration Programs are Useful

- Boot Camp - Shock Incarceration Programs are Useful In the military, boot camp represents an abrupt, often shocking transition to a new way of life. Discipline is strict and there is an emphasis on hard work, physical training, and unquestioning obedience to authority. The new private is told when to sleep, when to get up and when to eat. He marches with his platoon everywhere he goes such as to meals and to training. Orders must be obeyed instantly and personal liberty is almost nonexistent. By the end of boot camp the new private has become a different person....   [tags: Offenders Alternative Jail Prison]

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Comparison of Windows 2000 and Knoppix Linux Boot Disk

- Comparison of Windows 2000 and Knoppix Linux Boot Disk Introduction What is X Windows. The X Window System, often known as X, is a windowing system for graphics workstations developed at MIT with support from DEC, Indiana University (1997-2005). What is the Microsoft counterpart. Microsoft's Windows Graphic Device Interface or (GDI) performs the same functionality for Windows as X Windows does for UNIX or Linux operating systems. We begin the journey by separating out the Windows manager (KDM) from the X Windows (XFree86) on the Knoppix Linux disk....   [tags: Compare Contrast Technology Essays]

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Ten Mistakes Parents Make in Choosing a Boot Camp

- The past twenty years has seen a major change in residential programs for self-destructive and struggling teens. In the past virtually every residential intervention available was funded and controlled by governmental agencies, including decisions as to who would be enrolled. What has changed is that we now have a rapidly growing network of private residential schools and programs focused on allowing parents more choices. Usually this involves parents paying the tuition, or at least making arrangements for payment through their insurance policy or other resources....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Journey of Becoming a Linux Administrator

- The creation of this assignment is to create a baseline knowledge and explain my journey of becoming a Linux administrator. In this assignment, I will continue to cover the topics that I had learned and discussed in the third and fourth weeks of class after the first assignment. After learning the foundations of the Linux Operating System, It is now time to peel back some layers and go more in depth with this intriguing O.S. The discussions topics that will be touch upon is the Boot Process and the System Shutdown and everything in between....   [tags: boot process, loaders, init scripts]

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Das Projekt einer globalen Ethik und die afrikanische Philosophie

- Das Projekt einer globalen Ethik und die afrikanische Philosophie ZUSAMMENFASSUNG: Die Frage nach einer globalen Ethik stellt sich heute verschärft unfgrund der neuen Qualität gegenseitiger Abhängigkeit der einzelnen Staaten und Regionen beruhend auf einer eng verknüpften Weltwirtschaft und dem weltumspannenden Netz modernen Kommunikationssysteme. Diese Verknüpfung zeigt sich am deutlichsten in der Vernetzung transnationaler Konzerne, deren Produktionsstätten nicht mehr an nationale Territorien gebunden sind....   [tags: German Essays]

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E. M. Fleming's Model of Artifact Study and the Work Boot

- E. M. Fleming's "Model of Artifact Study" and the Work Boot The work boot has become a hot item for many girls and young women. This artifact of appearance may reveal a lot about American culture and society in the 1990's. By applying E. M. Fleming's "Model of Artifact Study", I will analyze this artifact in an attempt to shed some light on the values, priorities, and ideals of our society. Just like Fleming's model suggests, this paper will be broken down into four major sections: Identification, Evaluation, Cultural Analysis, and Interpretation....   [tags: Sociology Society Culture]

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Juvenile Bootcamps

- Boot camp is an alternative to incarceration. In this paper I will prove that Boot Camps for youthful offenders are effective. Boot camps started in the year 1888 by Warden Zebulon Brockway at the Elmira Reformatory located in Elmira, New York. The warden did this because he wanted to invoke a new way of disciplining and keeping the inmates active. The reasoning that this style of imprisonment worked was because there were virtually no prison guards which saved thousands of dollars. Another reason that it worked was because the men would work day and night producing quality goods that were much less then the competitors....   [tags: Teens History Boot Camp Essays]

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James Cameron's Presentation and Adaptation of Titanic for the Cinema

- James Cameron's Presentation and Adaptation of Titanic for the Cinema The 1997 film 'Titanic' is based on the well-known true story of the R.M.S Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage to New York from England. The film is based around the sinking of the Titanic, with the break up of Cal Hockley's (Billy Zane) and Rose DeWitt Bukater's (Kate Winslet) engagement as Rose falls in love with Jack Dawson (Leonardo de Caprio) to carry the film along to the accident where the titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean....   [tags: Papers]

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German Films

- German Films Not since "Das Boot" back in the 1980s has a German film produced so much buzz in North America. "Run Lola Run"/"Lola rennt" (1998) has received an overwhelmingly positive critical response and has even won a few awards. At one point it was among the top 20 films in the US – a very strong showing for a subtitled foreign-language film....   [tags: Papers]

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Healthy Living

- In just a few seconds, his life went from bad to worse. While working one day, Mike Sprague fell of a thirty-five foot roof, breaking both feet. He was bedridden, unable to do any exercise of any sort. To add on to this, Mike was overweight and weight loss was necessary for his recovery. His inability to walk made losing weight even more difficult. To make matters worse, Mike was gaining weight in this state of sedentary hopelessness. Mike became sorrowful, depressed, and failed to see any good in his life....   [tags: overweight, diet, exercise, boot camp, motivation]

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Corrections in the 21st Century

- Corrections in the 21st Century Date: 8/21/10 The principle of boot camp is designed in military technique semi penal environments that practice discipline, armed forces training and precise physical exercise to crack a disobedient or delinquent teenager to apparently return home as good individual. In the end, the individual is to obey authority, comply with rules and regulations, and improve the teenager behavior at home and school settings (Boot Camp Info, 2000). In most cases, there are rehabilitations or psychological involvement to deal with the underlying disturbing emotional problems which may be causing or developing the issues in the teen....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Interpreter of Maladies in Comparison with Marriages

- Interpreter of Maladies is just one of the many short stories written by Jhumpa Lahiri. Interpreter of Maladies is the story of an American family and an Indian tour guide, Mr. Kapasi. Driving from location to location, Mr. Kapasi revealed his second job as a translator of symptoms of patients who speak a different language than the doctor. Mrs. Das declared his job romantic. Mr. Kapasi became smitten with the woman because he himself suffered from a broken marriage. Seeking help from Mr.Kapasi, Mrs....   [tags: jhumpa lahiri, mr. kapasi, healthy marriage]

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Family Feud in Anita Desai´s Clear Light of Day

- Until a child is eighteen years old, the parents have full responsibility. They provide a stable and loving environment for their children. As the leaders in a household, caring and loving parents also maintain the bonds that hold the family together. However, absence of loving parental guidance can create tension between family members. Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day shows how war, specifically the partition of India, affects a particular family. The partition of Indian in 1947 created the separate countries of India and Pakistan, consequently ripping families apart....   [tags: patents, guidance, war, family]

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Mix-Cultured Vagabonds

- Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story, “Interpreter of Maladies,” follows the adventure of an American-Indian family who are taking the role of tourists in their own native homeland. The Das family is inherently Indian, but the experience of being born and raised in America has diluted their cultural background. The Das family is a symbol of both American and Indian cultures intermixing, and due to this, the family does not completely belong in either culture. The Das family is Indian, but they have been socialized into American culture....   [tags: Jhumpa Lahiri, story, Interpreter of Maladies]

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Differences Between Human Need and Human Want

- There are several reoccurring, unanswered questions that plague the minds of curious individuals. Why am I here. What is my purpose. What makes me feel whole. Among these popular questions is one undefined by black and white perimeters. Human want vs. need, answers to this question only found in the boundless grey area. Down to the very fundamental structure of the human brain, we assort things into categories, giving structure and prioritization to our thoughts. What is the dividing line between wanting and needing, and how dependent is our happiness and overall success in finding the answers to this question....   [tags: human growth,self-fulfillment,human emotions]

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Interpreter in Maladies

- The author of the story was born in 1967 in London, and soon after she moved to Rhode Island in the United States. Although Lahiri was born in England and raised in the United States and her parent’s still carried an Indian cultural background and held their believes, as her father and mother were a librarian and teacher. Author’s Indian heritage is a strong basis of her stories, stories where she questions the identity and the plot of the different cultural displaced. Lahiri always interactive with her parents in Bengali every time which shows she respected her parents and culture....   [tags: Jhumpa Lahiri, India, culture, cultural clash]

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Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh

- If someone were to have asked me at the beginning of the semester what is spirituality, I would not have answered correctly. Without a doubt, I am sure I would have answered the question as a synonym to religion, or part of a religion at least. In any case, that is not the right answer, and I now know that. After looking farther into the topic and reading works written by well-known spiritual leaders and authors, I am now confident I know what spirituality is as well as how to execute or practice it....   [tags: spirituallity, Ronald Rolheiser]

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Investigating Patterns in Grids of Different Sizes

- Investigating Patterns in Grids of Different Sizes Introduction: For my coursework I will be investigating patterns in grids of different sizes. Within the grid each square has a number. E.g. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 For each boot (highlighted above) I will develop a formula to work out the total value of the numbers added up. The boot will consist of three numbers up and two across....   [tags: Papers]

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Die Schone Mullerin- German Essay

- Die Schone Mullerin- German Essay Ich gehe zu Düsseldorf. Düsseldorf ist „eine gute Adresse" und ich habe viel für meine Reise geplant. Düsseldorf hat das Einkaufen, Sport, Museum, Oper, und viel mehr. Mein Flug verlässt Mittwoch, Oktober 29 bei 15:20 vom internationalen Flughafen Los Angeles. Ich komme in Frankfurt, Deutschland am Donnerstag, Oktober 30 bei 10:55 an. Ich verlasse von Frankfurt am Mittwoch, Dezember 13 bei 10:15 und komme in internationalen Flughafen Los Angeles der gleiche Tag bei 12:55 an....   [tags: Papers]

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Homo Mensura-Philosophie: Analepse gegen Paralipse La Mettrie und die griechische Medizinphilosophi

- Homo Mensura-Philosophie: Analepse gegen Paralipse La Mettrie und die griechische Medizinphilosophie (iatros philosophos isotheos) ABSTRACT: Philosophische Anthropologie teilt sich in Europa seit der Zeit der alten Griechen in zwei Richtungen: die theologische (deus mensura) und die anthropologisch-medizinische (homo mensura)-Platon und Demokrit, Kant und La Mettrie. Für beide Richtungen steht Paideia (Lernen, Formen, Bilden, Kultur, Humanität) in Zentrum der Philosophie. Für homo-mensura-Philosophie entscheidend ist Analepse (ungefiltertes Aufnehmen) im Gegensatz zur Paralipse (filterndes Auslassen)....   [tags: German Essays]

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Rodeos and Cowboy Boots

- Cowboy boots have been represented continuously in cultural history dating back to the 1860's. Since then an evolving american culture has shaped what cowboy boots represent, as well as our perception of what mean within culture. The perception of cowboy boots has changed since the 1860's, within the limitations and boundaries in a specific culture.Therefore I consider how have the patterns and rituals of attending/competing in rodeos become associated with the consumption of cowboy boots....   [tags: American Ideology]

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The American Dream in Ragged Dick, by Horatio Alger

- According to Ty Kiisel, writer for Forbes magazine, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” (Kiisel). In the book Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger, Alger portrays a young New York boot black in the 1860s. Dick rises to become the embodiment of the American Dream through, as Kiisel notes, who he knows. Ragged Dick builds many relationships with upper-class men, fellow boot blacks, and even builds connections within himself, all while keeping his morality in check. The relationships that Ragged Dick forms are what make him achieve the American Dream....   [tags: Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger]

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Deterrence, Rational and Restorative Justice Theories

- This paper will illustrate three theories; deterrence theory, rational choice theory, and restorative justice theory. It will outline in detail the policies, and the connections between theory, research, and policy. Deterrence theory can be outlined as “principles of certainty, severity, and celerity of punishment, proportionality, specific and general deterrence” (Burke, 2009). In order for the punishment to be effective it has to be certain, swift, severe. Certainty is more important than the severity in deterring crime....   [tags: Legal Issues, Crime, Punishment]

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Juvenile Delinquency

- BOOT CAMPS ARE A BAD ALTERNATIVE Boot Camps For Children are A Failure According To Substantial Media Research. Wilderness Therapy Treatment - A non-profit consumer protection information, health, safety, referral & education site. More Information: www.Wilderness-Therapy.Org E-mail: info@Wilderness-Therapy.Org Peter S. Canellos, Contributing Roporter, BOSTON GLOBE, April 30, 1989, PAGE: 29 SHERIFFS, LAWMAKERS EXPLORE ALTERNATIVES TO JAIL //acs-VT2000 At least one former supporter of boot camp has turned into a skeptic, however....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Power Shift to Asia: How to Succeed There?

- The global financial crisis, also known as the great world recession and recovery have had a serious impact on the Asian and global economies. While western economies suffered from enormous losses, Asian economies somehow managed to turn this misfortune into an opportunity. With the rise of Asian economies, the structure of world trade and finance is rapidly changing. If Western companies are planning to become more active and successful in Asian markets, they will have to understand this environment, and adjust their business models and company structures according to these recent changes....   [tags: financial crisis, global economies]

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Alternatives to Incarceration

- In 1996, Anderson and Dyson published a study to investigate boot camp success and offender risk assessment for CRIPP (Court Regimented Intensive Probation Program) participants. This study was conducted on 1225 male boot camp graduates. Logistic regression was used to determine which participants were more likely to reoffend after boot camp. Independent variables were recoded for the logistical regression model analysis used in this study. The effect of a prior felony conviction increases the probability of failure by a significant 27%....   [tags: Sociology]

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Intellectual Slaves to the Internet

- Computers can be found in nursing home rooms and small children’s hands. Internet usage is an ever-increasing fad and more people are using it to find information everyday. While computer usage is growing, book usage is declining. There is concern that this switch is affecting how people think, and not for the better. When looking at the how psychologists define Intelligence, it is clear that the Internet is taking a toll on how the brain processes information. Research and tests conclude that the Internet is decreasing people’s intellectual capabilities....   [tags: children, computers, intelligence, PASS]

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Musik und ihre Wirkung in der Fernsehwerbung

- 1. Einleitung Werbung begegnet und begleitet uns permanent auf unterschiedlichste Weise durch den Alltag, sogar in der Freizeit werden wir immer wieder mit Werbung konfrontiert, ob zuhause oder unterwegs, freiwillig oder unfreiwillig. Vermutlich fällt es daher kaum einem Menschen in unserer heutigen Mediengesellschaft schwer, Slogans aus der Fernsehwerbung wie „Nicht immer, aber immer öfter.“ oder „Die zarteste Versuchung, seit es Schokolade gibt.“ mit dem entsprechenden umworbenen Produkt in Verbindung zu bringen, bei dem letzteren Slogan sogar die entsprechende Begleitmelodie mit zu summen....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Holiday - In German

- Holiday - In German Lezten Sommer bin ich mit meiner Familie nach Frankreich gefahren. Wir sind mit dem Auto und der Fähre in die Dordogne gefrahren und die Reise hat zwei Tage getdauert. Die Reise war sehr langweilig und sehr heiβ. Wir haben unterwegs in Frankreich in einem Hotel ubernachtet. In die Dordogne haben wir eine Woche auf einem Campingplatz in der Nähe vom Fluss Dordogne verbracht. Meine Schwester und ich haben das Zelten toll gefunden. Am Montag haben wir Domme besichtigt und es war sehr schön....   [tags: Papers]

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History Of Western Music

- Introduction In this essay I am going to be looking at Richard Wagner’s most Influential Opera’s “ Der Ring Des Nibelungen” also known as ‘The ring Cycle.' This cycle is made up of four operas.It begins with the beginning of the world and ends with the fall of the world. This piece begins as a mythic story and ends with modern humanity. This work in total is sixteen hours in length.I will be looking at the story behind the first opera or introduction entitled ‘Das Rheingold,' as well as his use of motifs and his use of development throughout the opera....   [tags: opera, germany, humanity]

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One of the Few, One of the Proud

- One of the Few, One of the Proud To some it may seem “easy” to become a soldier in the United States Marine Corps. A recruit goes to boot camp, passes, and goes on to save the world and defend the nation, but in fact it is much harder. Boot camp in itself is a test for the body to see its weaknesses and turn them to strengths and to see how long the brain can be mentally alert and ready and when tired can still give a hundred percent. Within boot camp there is the ultimate test that proves whether a recruit is just another person or if they have what it takes to be a Marine....   [tags: United States Marine Corps Soldiers Essays]

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Companies International Alliance: International Joint Venture

- Introduction In the past two decades, international alliances have become a central part of companies’ competitive and growth strategies (Kale and Singh, 2009). However, alliance termination rates are reportedly over 50% (Lunnan and Haugland, 2008). This paper aims to critically examine the reasoning behind the low success rates of International Joint Ventures (IJVs). Definition Glaister, Husan and Buckley (2004, p.1) define the IJV as “two or more legally distinct organisations (the parents), each of which invests in the venture (the child) and actively participates in the decision-making activities of the jointly owned entity”....   [tags: strategies, termination, failure]

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Marine Mammal: The Nawhal Monoceros

- The Narwhal, Monodon monoceros, is a social, specialized deep-water marine mammal characterized by a unique tooth growth protruding from the upper jaw. Narwhals lives along the coasts and rivers throughout the Arctic,characterized by icy ocean temperatures. Narwhals are usually found in groups of 15 to 20, but herds of several thousand have been seen in the Arctic waters since 1871. Regularly found eastwards from the Canadian Arctic to central Russia they have also been distributed throughout the Eurasian Arctic and in an especially high abundance around the oceans west of Cape Farewell on the east coast of Greenland in the summers and during the winter primarily in the Baffian Bay, and in t...   [tags: water bear, tardigrade]

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Account Of A Holiday

- Account Of A Holiday Letztes Jahr bin ich allein nach Deutschland geflogen. Ich mag das deutscheskultur weil ich, daβ die Gemeinschaft in Deutschland immer eng und vereinigt ist, glaube. Ich finde, daβ im allgemeinen die deutschen Leute freundlicher als englischen Leute sind. (I was really looking forward to the trip as I was born there and so I wanted to visit the place where I grew up) Von Heathrow Flughafen bin ich zur Frankfurt Flughafen geflogen. Die Reise war zwei Stunden lang und wann ich bin abgesetzen, meinen Freund von mir hat mir mit ihre Familie gegrüβt....   [tags: German Essays]

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Types of Computer Viruses and How They Affect Your Computer

- Introduction Computer virus is a program or codes that loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and run against your wishes and can copy itself. In thes research I will talk about computer virus and the differents types of computer virus and how it infects the computer. Computer Virus Is an external program for the purpose of making deliberately change the properties of the files they infect to implement some commands either removal or modification or vandalism and other similar operations....   [tags: program or codes that run against your wishes]

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Filming Jury Deliberations for Public Television

- Filming Jury Deliberations for Public Television A whirlwind of controversy arose in November 2002, when Judge Ted Poe, ruled that PBS’s Frontline could film jury deliberations in the trial of Cedric Harrison, 17, who faces the death penalty for allegedly killing a man during a car-jacking. In validating his ruling, Poe held that “cameras in courts keep the system honest” and are an important tool for civic education.1 Poe approved Frontline’s proposal, in which an unobtrusive ceiling camera would be used and no full-time cameraman would be necessary....   [tags: Juries Media Courtroom Essays]

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German Essay

- German Essay Wenn Integration der Auslaender in Deutschland ein Problem ist, wie wird es behandelt. Der Grund warum ich mir dieses Thema ausgesucht habe ist, dass Deutschland immer noch zu den Laendern gehoert, die die Menschen als Auslaender bezeichnet, die seit mehreren Generationen in Deutschland leben. Zur Zeit leben 7,3 Millionen Auslaender in Deutschland , das entspricht weniger als 9 % der Gesamtbevoelkerung in Deutschland. Trotz der Tatsache das Deutschland kein Zuwanderungsland sein wollte, ist die Zuwanderung von schlichten oekonomischen Interessen und der Angst vor fremden Kulturen gepraegt....   [tags: Papers]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

- All Quiet on the Western Front The book, All Quiet on the Western Front, was a very shocking book because it shows the reader what World War I was like from a German soldier, Paul Baumer’s, point of view. The author, Erich Maria Remarque, is trying to get across to the reader that war is not a fun game. War is serious. If a soldier is in a battle, he is going to see some horrible sights. The author states that the battles that the soldiers faced were terrible. Paul Baumer had very close school friends....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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Besakhi - the Sikh Perspective

- Besakhi - the Sikh Perspective It is well known fact that Guru Amar Das had extensively travelled to the places of the pilgrimage, both before and after the attainment of the Gurudom. He came across thousands of people, as well, who were, proceeding on such sojourns. They had to travel hundreds of miles through arduous circumstance; some never reached their destinations and some never returned home to see their loved ones. There is no dearth of stories of innocent people being exploited and plundered by the so-called priests at such `tirath asthans'....   [tags: Papers]

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Western Wedding Reception Ideas regarding Decorations

- In Western wedding ceremonies, the reception is planned prior to the wedding or after the wedding. The usual reception time is during the evening. The dinner in this sort of reception is very different from the dinners in other receptions. The food in the western wedding reception is usually baked beans, potato salad, fried chicken and barbecue. It is believed that the wedding cake is accompanied by good luck for the couple. So, it is adorned with horseshoes and fresh flowers. Instead of traditional champagne, the western reception consists of bottled beer and margaritas....   [tags: Event Planning]

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I Am Fit and Healthy

- Eine gute Diät ist wichtig für den korper, die Haut, die Haare und die Zähne. Das essen wie Milchprodukten, Obst, Fleisch und Kartoffeln enthalten Vitamine A, B und C. Man sollte gesund essen, zum Beispiel, man sollte viel Gemüse, Obst und Nüsse essen. Zu viel Zucker oder Fett ist schlecht für die Gesundheit. Um Gesund zu bleiben, sollte man viel Sport treiben und nicht rauchen. Nach Meiner Meinung bin ich nicht so Gesund weil ich ungesund esse, aber ich viel Sport treiben. Normalweise, zum Frühstück esse ich Speckbrot mit Magarine aber manchmal esse ich eine große Schüssel Honey Nut Cheerios mit Milch....   [tags: German Essay]

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Archetypal Shame Society

- Archetypal Shame Society Certainly one of the greatest works of German literature to date, Das Nibelungenlied is arguably the finest example of the heroic epic in all of Western literature. Ostensibly, Das Nibelungenlied is a story of deception, betrayal, and vengeance interwoven with themes of fate and the relationship between love and despair. The poet reproaches the main character, the queen Kriemhild, for her selfishness in sacrificing the lives of thousands of loyal knights to exact her revenge on those who betrayed and murdered her husband....   [tags: German Literature Heroic Epics Essays]

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Understand and Critically Evaluating Entry Modes of Businesses in International Market

- ... Uppsala Model considers two types of knowledge objective and experience based knowledge. (UPPSALA MODEL) After first entrance firms understands how to work in foreign country, and later they step by step increase level of internationalization to physically distant countries. Can Uppsala model be applied to services. This model was mainly reliable for manufacturing industries; a paper with contrary arguments was published by BRAZIL providing two variables; environment-related and service specific, to question whether Uppsala model can be used for service firms....   [tags: trading, business outside the country]

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Transaction Logs and Focus Groups as Data Collection Methods

- Research in Library Science is conducted in many areas covering multiple questions, but one thing shared is data collection. Qualitative and quantitative information to support the question at hand are necessary to validate the needs or phenomenon or trends (Wildemuth, 2009). Transaction logs and focus groups are two valuable data collection techniques. Transaction Logs Whenever a person logs onto and begins to use a computer in the library, different kinds of information are automatically collected into transaction logs (Jansen, 2006)....   [tags: Library Science ]

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Analysis of German philosopher Martin Heidegger's concept Being-in-the-World

- ... Erschlossenheit). Being genuine is a characteristic of human being. Truth in Anciet Greek, aletheia, means unfolded (a-letheia). As long as Dasein explore things in the world by unfolding them, it can be genuine. The a priori obligatory constitution of Dasein, Being-in-the-World, substantially is care or concern (Ger. Sorge). In Heideggerian conception, Sorge resembles the word cura in Latin. As in Latin, cura, Sorge also means carefulness and dedication besides care. Dasein cares and dedicates itself to its life....   [tags: Theory, Philosophy]

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Empathic Vision: Affect, Trauma, and Contemporary Art

- There is a pathway that is created when we are able to visualize someone else's trauma or pain; it is through that pathway that empathy gives into an affective response. In this paper I will be arguing that Erika Andiola's use of social media, in particular her YouTube video, acts as a form of visual imagery that elicits an affective response from those who saw it, and in turn the people of this nation responded affectively to Andiola's video, were able to mobilize and stop the deportation of Erika Andiola's mother, Maria....   [tags: Erika Andiola]

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Modern Indian English Poetry: An Overview

- Poetry has always been the most popular genre in the literature and it’s said that the language of poetry exits when there was no language. The language of poetry delves deep into the sensation that’s why it’s defined as the spontaneous overflow of emotion and actions recollected in tranquility. Modern Indian poetry in English can be defined as poetry written/published from 1947 onwards (the year India gained Independence from British rule), by poets of Indian origin, born or settled outside India writing in the English language....   [tags: poetry, popular genre, literature]

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Gauri Deshpande’s Between Births: Poetic Sensibility

- A poem is a composite art symbol and is a signature of aesthetic competent. Gauri Deshpande excels in her poetic creativity and the fabric of sensibility that she articulates is not only significant but is also innovative. The enduring quality of her poetry is not only a sum total of past heritage but is also referential, expressive and connotative. Gauri Deshpande is a name that the critic and the reader of Indian English Poetry can not by-pass without leaving a conspicuous lacuna in his repertoire....   [tags: Female Subjectivity, Emotional Soul]

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What Heidegger Wishes To Transcend: Metaphysics Or Nietzsche

- What Heidegger Wishes To Transcend: Metaphysics Or Nietzsche ABSTRACT: In this paper, I shall focus first on Heidegger's attempt to tackle the problem of 'metaphysics' and his wish to transcend it. Then, I shall try to evaluate his thoughts about transcending metaphysics in connection with his interpretation of Nietzsche's anthropology, which he considers to be the highest achievement in metaphysics. In my presentation today I shall focus first on Heidegger's attempt to tackle the problem of "metaphysics" and his wish to transcend it....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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Do Cognitive-Based Games And Activities Help Memory In Older Adults

- As we age, many of our body’s abilities begin to fade (Hedden & Gabrieli, 2004; Nilson, 2003; as cited in Basak, Book, Voss, & Kramer, 2008). Two important abilities that decline quickly are our ability to process information and our memory (Schaie, 1996; Bopp & Verhaegen, 2005; as cited in Basak, Book, Voss, & Kramer, 2008). It has been medically proven that after the age of sixty, people are at risk of losing their cognitive control (Basak, Book, Voss, & Kramer, 2008). By the year 2030, it is estimated that the population consisting of individuals sixty-five and older is expected to rise up to 71.5 million (Stineman, Xie, Pan, Kurichi, Saliba, & Streim, 2011)....   [tags: mental ability deterioration]

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Online Marketing: The Smart Way of Advertising on the Internet

- “The Marketing Accountability Imperative: Driving Superior Returns on Marketing Investments” written by Michael Dunn and Chris Halsall is about how the world today has become so advanced with all kinds of new innovative technology. Including the emerging middle class of other countries brings even more technology and a more competitive world. Because of this emerging middle class it increases the demand of your product to an uncontrollable extent, now not only should you advertise in the US but also in other emerging countries....   [tags: social media, e mailing, website ads]

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The Effect of New Weaponry on the American Civil War

- A-Plan of the Investigation The focus of this investigation will be on the answering of the question “To what extent did the invention and innovation of new weaponry during the 19th century affected the American Civil War?”. The most prevalent weapons of the time will be described, along with the major weapons manufacturers of the period leading to the Civil War. Multiple military innovations will be looked at and their implications on warfare will be discussed, considering how many weapons were improved and how this affected their efficiency in battle....   [tags: US history, warfare technology]

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Horatio Alger and the Gilded Age Dream

- Horatio Alger was an author in the late nineteenth century; he wrote books to little boys on the American Dream. Alger’s books seemed to hark back to an older time when the American Dream was quite different than it was in his time. He subscribed to thoughts of morality, individualism and the competence; but keeps the contemporary idea of fruitfulness. Alger wrote many books to encourage young boys to be moral and work hard. One of Horatio Alger’s books was called Ragged Dick or Street Life in New York, this book featured a young boot black named Dick Hunter and his friend Henry Fosdick....   [tags: Biography]

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Global Warming: A Fashion Trend?

- Throughout the years, Diesel has promoted their brand through their innovative and typically outlandish advertising. Their unique and successful marketing techniques have helped them gain popularity. They have a reputation for the “ability to create fresh, radically rebellious, inspiring and sometimes nauseating ad campaigns that really set the brand apart from the pack” (Sauer). Their absurd ads have gone as far as encouraging smoking an obscene amount of cigarettes in a day in order to get that “sexy cough” or approving the drinking of urine in order to stay young (Copeland)....   [tags: Climate Change, Argumentative Essay]

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Bioremediation and Petroleum Hydrocarbons

- INTRODUCTION Petroleum hydrocarbons from oil spills threaten marine life worldwide. Animals become coated in the oil and ingest the contaminants while trying to clean themselves. The toxic effects of petroleum often result in death for much of the surrounding life. Although contaminants could be removed by physical means, this does not dispose of the dangerous petroleum hydrocarbons. Bioremediation offers an efficient solution for cleaning up oil spills. The pollutants are biologically degraded by complete mineralization of the organic contaminants, turning the toxic waste into harmless products such as carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and cell protein (Das and Chandran 2010)....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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