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Permissibility on Lying

- The works of Shelly Kagan and Charles Fried will be studied in determining the wrongness of lying. The definition of lying will first be presented followed by the arguments as to why lying is perceived as wrong. It will then be argued that lying is not necessary wrong. Lying involves asserting a claim that one knows as false to the other with the intention to mislead the listener. There is generally a widely accepted constraint against lying. Constraint against lying should not be mistaken with a requirement to tell the truth since no such requirement exists....   [tags: Shelly Kagan, Charles Fried, Wrongness of Lying]

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The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

- Have people ever wondered what it would be like to find out they have a long lost twin sister. In this novel, The Lying Game by Sara Shepard, Emma is thrust into a world where she is not just a lonely orphan living in a foster home, but a twin to a girl she has never met before. Emma and Sutton live in a very different world from each other. Sara Shepard published The Lying Game in 2010, with the help of Alloy Entertainment. The Lying Game is a novel for young adults ages 14 and up with a sense of mystery, thrill, and drama....   [tags: twins, lying game, alloy entertainment]

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Animal Farm: Innocents or Lying for Power

- Having read the book “Animal Farm” I thought it was a good book with a lot of similarities that I could tie it in with reality. I also thought the author explained behavior very nicely. During this book lots of things happen that are much like reality, like tyrants, fake power, and lots of lying. To start off I will tell you about the main characters, and second what they will accomplish during their time in animal farm. I will also discuss what they want whether they're innocent or they lie to be in power....   [tags: tyrants, realistic, behavior, power, lying]

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Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie

- Lying vs. Truth-Telling in Genesis, Othello, and The Lie As children we are taught to always tell the truth in every situation. Catchy clichés such as "the truth will set you free" are used to reinforce honesty in our minds. However, is it possible that lying can further your success in life, more so than honesty. Literary evidence seems to support this. Even the Bible offers stories of lying and cheating without consequence. Three literary works–the book of Genesis, William Shakespeare’s Othello, and Sir Walter Ralegh’s poem The Lie–offer support that, perhaps, the truth is not always what it’s cracked up to be....   [tags: Genesis Othello Lie Lying Essays]

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Lying on the Roots

- This poem’s structure is composed by two stanzas with ten lines each and free verses. It is very similar to narrative in its structure. The rhyme schema is composed by off-rhymes, such as: “horizontal/soil” (lines 1, 2); “love/leaf”(lines 3, 4); “unpetal/immortal”(lines lines 7, 8); and so on. There are also some other elements which are able to sustain rhythm in this poem as line 19th, for example: “And I shall be useful when I lie down finally:” In this line the words “shall” and “down” are internal line off-rhyme, which is also an element used by the poet to introduce sonority in the poem....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Morality Of Lying By St. Augustine

- Morality of Lying The morality of lying has been the topic of interest of many ethicists and philosophers for centuries. Subsequently, various opinions concerning the essence of the notion as well as concerning its permissibility were expressed. As a result, today, it is possible to regard the morality of lying from quite different perspectives applying to different theories or moral beliefs. In this context, St. Augustine should be regarded as one of the key figures in the discussions dedicated to the issue of the morality of lying since his persuasions both played an important role for maintaining Christian morality and were often objected and criticized and, thus, encouraged more discussi...   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Lie, Moral absolutism]

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There Can Be No Lying in Medicine

- Truthfulness spreads into almost everywhere such as relationships, education, especially medicine because it is a very significant property. Since the beginning, there is an argument in medicine whether doctors should always tell the truth to seriously ill or dying patients or not. There are many various ideas, which may change by situation or people, in this issue. For example, according to Sisella Bok there are three main arguments on this issue, which are that truthfulness is impossible; patients do not want bad news; and truthful information harms them (227) in her article “Lying to the Sick and Dying”....   [tags: truth, medicine, ]

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Is Lying Bad For Us?

- ... Soon that follows her blunt opinion about lying is many ways that a person can tell a lie. While Ericsson doesn’t necessarily agree that people should lie she doesn’t deny it either. She repeatedly reminds her audience that while it would be amazing to be honest every day, it is impossible. “We live in a culture where it is increasingly common to encourage lying, and even to suppose that there is nothing problematic about doing so” (Gunderman). Like Gunderman, Ericsson agrees that it has become so toxic to lie in our society that it is now an epidemic....   [tags: Lie, Core issues in ethics, Religion, Deception]

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Lying And Deceit By William Shakespeare

- ... Hamlet feels that the sorrow that his mother, King Claudius, as well as the people of the court shows is a lie and they do not feel the amount of sorrow at the length that he does. He believes that those people are too worried about what others will think of them so they all put on an act of mourning the late King Hamlet. When the ghost first appears to Hamlet and explains to him how he truly died. After Hamlet spoke with the ghost of his father, King Hamlet, and found out the truth on how his father died he returned to his friends with a plan....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude]

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The Lying Crisis if Bernie Madoff

- "I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." Nearly every American citizen knows this phrase by heart; however, lying is a part of human nature. With an epidemic of perjury and false statements occurring at the highest levels of business, media, and politics; America is facing a crisis. More and more people are directing their focus on money, fame, and power. These people will take whatever steps possible to gain high levels of wealth while unknowingly allowing these priorities to shatter their lives and those around them....   [tags: money, pinzi scheme, fincancial]

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Lying on the Couch By Irvin Yalom

- In this paper we will be look at the book called “Lying on the Couch”. I will be going over what I saw as the biggest ethical issues that I read about in this book, I will also go over my thoughts on this book and the ethical problems that I saw for Dr. Lash, Carol and Marshal Streider. I will explain my personal opinion regarding self-care and my reasoning as to why it is so important to maintaining clear boundaries. BODY In this book, Dr. Ernest Lash discovers he has a love for psychoanalysis after several years working as a psychopharmacologist....   [tags: ethical issues, irvin yalom, self care]

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How to Avoid Lying Children

- To avoid Lying children Lying is telling untruth with knowing the truth. It’s a problem that most of parents have on their children. Most children tell lies at some point, but it can be a real surprise for parents the first time it happens. Lying is normal part of child’s development. When a child lie that doesn’t mean that he is amoral but she is solving her problem in a faulty way reported by Janet (2013). Most children learn how to lie effectively between 2 and 4 of age. The first successful lie can be considered as a development achievement because it shows the child’s discovery that her mind and thinking are different from her parents, reported by parents raising readers a...   [tags: `problem, parent, child, behavior]

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Is Lying And Lie Detection?

- The podcast that I listened to, entitled Deception, touched on several different topics surrounding the idea of lying and lie detection. Some of these topics included studying the face in order to recognize micro-expressions that indicate a certain emotion, the story of one con artist and the way she lied to her victims, the scientific brain make-up of a liar, and the way people lie to themselves. One professional on the show defined lying as “a deliberate choice to mislead a target without any notification.” This is very interesting to me because it leads me to consider the possibility that when someone says something that is not true, it might not always be considered a lie or intended as...   [tags: Lie, Deception, Emotion, Brain]

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Acting Versus Lying Essay

- Acting versus lying essay From the start of life we are taught not to lie. As life progresses we learn that honesty may not be the best policy. That is, if getting ahead in life is important. This idea is taught in many ways, one is by acting. Every time an actor/actress is on a set they portray a different character this is evidence that lying is fine as long as it is acting. Movies and plays support that maybe lying is not always bad. The thing is are the different or are they the same. Are we acting when we are lying....   [tags: Acting]

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Analysis: Essays About Lying

- Webster’s Dictionary defines a lie as an intentionally false statement. However, defining a simple three-letter word is not as easy as it seems on the surface. Upon reading or hearing the word lie, people are instantly associated with a general feeling of negativity. Lying generally creates feelings of dishonesty, untrustworthiness, deceit, and betrayal. However, lying is one of the oldest human social practices. Erin Bryant explains in her essay “Real Lies, White Lies, and Gray Lies” that even though lying has a derogatory label, it is a very common social behavior used by a majority of people on a daily basis....   [tags: lies, paul gray, the holocaust]

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Manipulation, Deception, And Lying

- Question 2: Manipulation, Deception, and Lying Manipulation, deception, and lying all happen in everyday lives. This paper will distinguish between manipulation, deception, and lying and why these ethical wrongs depend on the intention and not on the consequences. To outline the paper, the first section will distinguish between manipulation, deception, and lying. This section will also show how the three work together in order to formulate an ethical wrong. The next section will discuss how manipulation, deception, and lying work together to gain some type of benefit....   [tags: Lie, Deception, Truth, Propaganda]

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Is Lying Always Bad?

- Growing up, we are always told to never lie because it is the worst thing you could ever do. “Lying will only lead to a horrible situation with less than mediocre results. While lying is not always good, it is not always bad either. Samuel Butler once said “Lying has a kind of respect and reverence with it. We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him. To begin, sometimes it is better to lie rather than telling the truth and hurting someone’s feelings. It is not wrong when you tell a little white lie to keep someone you care about from getting hurt....   [tags: personal reflections, philosophical analysis]

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Why Is The Justification Of Lying Such A Controversial Subject?

- Yvonne Bell Mr. Crook AP language and Comp January 13, 2015 Why is the justification of lying such a controversial subject. The play, “Hippolytus”, written by Euripides and the Revised English Bible has numerous accounts of lying. Each story teaches us the importance of honesty. They use a suggestive manner to imply that lying harms everyone involved in the lie and there is no positive outcome. Although lying may be the simplest decision to follow through, it is always best to tell the truth because deceit can cause further problems down the road....   [tags: Cain and Abel, Book of Genesis, Truth, Lie]

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Psychological Lying: Why People Lie

- ... McCarthy notes that some people essentially lie to shift blame to another party, which in turn gives the party being blamed power and control over them. The challenge with this problem is that when it is recurrent, it can affect a person’s ability to address bigger problems in life. This is because such a person would rather lay the blame on other people rather than address the situation head-on (Von Hippel & Trivers, 2011). Such a person is more likely to experience constant resentment that results in downright exhaustion....   [tags: compelling reasons, social vice]

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Kant Vs Mill on the Issue of Lying

- Firstly, by looking at the first patient, whether she gets a kidney from her father or a “cadaver kidney” , there will be no difference because she needs a kidney nonetheless. The second patient however, cannot agree to give his kidney away because one of the main reasons is that he’s scared and lacks “the courage to make this donation”9. So right at this point, it can be seen that it would be better if the father didn’t give his kidney away because it wouldn’t cause him any happiness, whereas the daughter has two options to gIn everyday life, whether on a personal base or on a professional base, difficult scenarios, or also known as moral dilemmas, are present....   [tags: Philosophy, Ethics]

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Betraying and Lying in Othello by William Shakespeare

- Betraying and lying have become the root of all evil today. People have made it an everyday thing to lie and betray people just because they like to see people broken in misery. People also lie and betray people because of jealousy they may have towards them. The tragedy of Othello explains why some people are not trustworthy. Just because some people feel like they are miserable, they try everything in their power to make the other individual miserable as well. Enemies come in different colors, shapes, and forms, making it difficult for you to pick out who the ones that is worth trusting....   [tags: lago, betray, deceit, hurt]

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Cause and Effect Essay: Lying

- Can you remember the last time someone lied to you. Or how about the last time you lied to someone else. Did you ever stop and ask yourself why. There are so many different reasons that a person might lie. Maybe a lie about something to keep oneself out of trouble, or even a lie to impress other people. But either way there are always going to be serious consequences or effects of lying.      People lie everyday to, in someway or another, keep themselves out of trouble. Many teenagers will lie to their parents about what they are doing for the evening, how much of their homework they have done, or how that glass vase got broken while they were out of town....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essays]

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The Moral Permissibility of Lying

- The Moral Permissibility of Lying Missing Works Cited The question of what constitutes morality is often asked by philosophers. One might wonder why morality is so important, or why many of us trouble ourselves over determining which actions are moral actions. Mill has given an account of the driving force behind our questionings of morality. He calls this driving force “Conscience,” and from this “mass of feeling which must be broken through in order to do what violates our standard of right,” we have derived our concept of morality (Mill 496)....   [tags: Morals Philosophy Papers]

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The Prevalence of Younger Students Lying to Health Professionals

- Communication is a functional and purposeful aspect of human socialization. Individuals have the ability make conscious decisions to control their expressive language to manipulate the perceived interpretations of others (Burgoon, Callister, & Hunsaker, 1994). As people acquire language, they develop sensitivity to the Gricean maxims, or rules, of conversation. The first of these maxims is “Quantity I”, or the failure to provide enough information. The second of these maxims is “Quantity II”, or the provision of too much or redundant information....   [tags: college students, hide information]

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Commonly Used Forms of Lying

- Commonly Used Forms of Lying The whole truth and nothing but the truth. If these were words to live by then some of us be in trouble. Most people make a habit out of lying on a daily basis. Everyone tells a lie every now and then. Most lies are those little white lies, the ones to keep out of trouble, and the stupid ones that make no sense. There are little white lies that are told to keep from hurting someone else's feelings. These are answers to questions that cannot be answered with the truth....   [tags: Papers]

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A Computer's Capability of Lying

- A Computer's Capability of Lying One of the "characters" in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey (directed by Stanley Kubrick) is a computer called HAL 9000. In addition to having a highly developed artificial intelligence, this computer is shown to have certain human emotions. The computer has a great deal of pride in its own abilities, and this leads to it having feelings of jealousy. At one point in the film, HAL lies about a malfunction on the outside of the spaceship. The computer then proceeds to kill all of the crewmembers except one, who is able to kill HAL by disconnecting it....   [tags: Papers]

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Moral Education and Emotional Lying

- Moral Education and Emotional Lying There is a long tradition, fathered by Aristotle and recurring like some recessive gene in recent virtue theorists, that holds that the emotions, like acts, must be 'trained'. Consider the following: [In Beckett's portrayal,] "Emotions are not feelings that well up in some natural and untutored way from our natural selves, that they are, in fact, not personal or natural at all, that they are, instead, contrivances, social constructs. We learn how to feel, and we learn our emotional repertoire....   [tags: Philosophy Papers]

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Truman Capote's Excessive Lying

- Truman Capote's Excessive Lying Truman Capote once said, "I don't care what anybody says about me, as long as it isn't true" (Creative). Surely enough, Capote himself kept true to this statement throughout his life. According to Johnny Carson's ex-wife, Joanne Carson, whom Capote lived with near the end of his life, Capote would take her on imaginary trips to Paris, China, or Spain while in her front yard (Plimpton 422). But on a more serious note, Carson claims that Capote would lie about the simple facts about a party or an outing they had gone on (Plimpton 304)....   [tags: Truman Capote Pathological Liar Essays Papers]

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Plato's View on Lying

- Plato's View on Lying What is a lie. And when is it appropriate to tell a lie. Are two questions to think about after reading Plato's Republic translated by G.M.A Grube. A lie by definition is a false statement intended to deceive. Most people would agree this is not a "just" thing to do to your friends. In American society today, lying has always been a "bad" thing to do. Trust is very important, parents always tell their kids never to lie or they will loose their trust. Plato disagrees, with what most parents say to their children....   [tags: Papers]

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Lying Arguments

- Lying Arguments Socrates is a man of great controversy. He has been portrayed as many different personalities such as a sophist to a great philosopher to just a vocal old man. The true nature of Socrates is to be questioned. He spoke his thoughts on life and what his philosophy on life was. A couple arguments that he spoke about really stood out about lying. These arguments had brute force and were made very clear through his dialogue. According to his dialogue, he felt that there were two different types of lies....   [tags: Papers]

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The Morality of Lying in Contrast to the Philosophies of Kant

- The young girl gazes at you helplessly from within the tangled wreckage. You witnessed the crash – a massive truck careened into a minivan as it passed on the highway, killing the driver on impact, and virtually tearing the girl in half. Now she hangs from the car, held together by the seatbelt. Her nervous system critically damaged, she can’t feel much pain, but she knows that her situation is not optimal, to say the least. She is six years old – she probably doesn’t understand the concept of death....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby

- The Lying Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby      Throughout the novel, Jay Gatsby explains the type of character he is, through his lies. Gatsby acts out to be a man who has it all. The only item missing from Gatsby’s life is love. Love is the only true key to happiness with out it you are lost. Gatsby goes all out to be loved even if it means lying.      Gatsby shows his love, to the love of his life Daisy, who is in love with another man named Tom. Tom and Daisy are married, but Tom is having an affair with another woman....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Lying from the Tip of Our Tongues

- Lying from the Tip of Our Tongues Tell the truth, live the truth, do the truth, or there will be terrible consequences. -Gwen Rice Clark You come through the door and you see that look in their eyes, they know. All this time, all those lies; all of it just to make sure that they didn’t have to know, all so they didn’t get that look in their eyes. Now you enter further into the room and there’s no stopping the inevitable, one fact remained. You lied. For whatever reason, whatever excuse you hoped was logical enough in your mind so that it didn’t seem as wrong as it truly was, that doesn’t matter....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Lying Witches and the Downfall of Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Lying Witches and the Downfall of Macbeth      A false statement or a statement intended to deceive someone is known as a lie.  Of course, there are many different types of lies. There are those blatant lies that have no truth in them whatsoever, lies of omission, and half-truths.         In the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, evil witches deceive their victim, Macbeth, by telling him half-truths about his prophecies.  As a result of this new "half-true" knowledge, Macbeth makes rash decisions that lead him to paranoia, grief, and eventually his downfall....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Government and Politics - Time to Stop Lying

- Time to Stop Lying A great number of young adults have lost interest in the political system of this country. It is really quite simple- the power structure is not working in our favor, we see no great future achievements in legislation or politics, and we would much rather put our energies towards more fulfilling ends. The nature of politics in this country has progressed to a corrupt web of lies and deception that clearly favors the white male who spends his life working nine to five and has given his voice, his freedom, his manhood over to his government....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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When is Lying OK? Rejecting All Lies: Immanuel Kant by Sissela Bok

- Lying is an issue that has been debated on for a long time. Some people believe that lying is sometimes ok in certain circumstances. Some people believe lying is always acceptable. In contrast, some believe lying is always bad. Keeping all other’s opinions in mind, I believe that lying is a deficient way of solving problems and is a bad thing. I claim that only certain situations allow the usage of lies and that otherwise, lying is bad. Dishonesty is bad because it makes it harder to serve justice, harms the liar individually, and messes up records....   [tags: bad, weakens justice ]

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Research Proposal: Prevalence of College Students Lying to Health Professionals

- Communication is a functional, purposeful, and strategic aspect of human socialization. Individuals have the ability make conscious decisions to control their expressive language to manipulate the perceived interpretations of others (Burgoon, Callister, & Hunsaker, 445). As people acquire language, they develop sensitivity to the Gricean maxims of conversation. The first of these maxims is “Quantity I”, or the failure to provide enough information. The second of these maxims is “Quantity II”, or the provision of too much or redundant information....   [tags: Research Proposals]

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Lying Up on the Job: Does Deceptive Impression Management Work?

- John Carlson’s article Lying Up On The Job: Does Deceptive Impression Management Work. is published in the Ivey Business Journal: a reputable journal on improving the practice of management. Rankings from BusinessWeek and Financial Times acknowledge Ivey among the top business schools in the world (“Business Schools,” n.d). This incisive and practical publication of 2012 is considered a credible source. Additionally, the prolific author of this article John Carlson, is currently the Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Baylor University....   [tags: Deception in the Workplace]

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Human Genetic Information Lying Inside The Nucleus Of A Human Cell

- Recent development in the field of genetics has led to significant change in the way genetics contribute in medicine. Genomics is the human genetic information lying inside the nucleus of a human cell, which provides all the qualities, physical and psychological characteristics of a living organism. Classical genetic is a term which means the methods and techniques used in the study of genetics before the advent of molecular biology these techniques are: genetic and SNP (Single-nucleotide polymorphism) mapping....   [tags: Genetics, Gene, DNA, Genetic disorder]

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It’s Time to Stop Lying about Oil Spills

- It’s Time to Stop Lying about Oil Spills      Like rainbows that fell to the earth, iridescent swirls of oil on the ground can be so beautiful that sometimes I take pictures of them. As a child, I always wished that there could only be more of the beautiful eddies morphing around on the ground. While the rain falls, the movement of the oil has been known to mesmorize me to the point that I lose my perception of time. Just minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989 the Exxon Valdez super tanker collided with a reef in Prince William Sound of Alaska....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Environment Essay]

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Common Methods of Lie Detection and There Effectiveness

- Common Methods of Lie Detection And Their Effectiveness As Ayn Rand one said, “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked… The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave form then on… There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction and a white lie is the blackest of all.” Lying is one of the biggest epidemics to not only strike our nation but also our world....   [tags: Lying, Analysis, Polygraph]

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William Blake´s Pity based on Shakespeare´s Macbeth

- ... The only figure present in the painting that is not in Macbeth is the deceased female figure lying down. The women figure lying on the ground looks as if she is dead. She lies there gazing up into nowhere with a solid glare. Instead of the angel figure giving life to the figure lying down; it seems as if the angel figure is taking the life of a baby from her, as she is now dead and the angels are taking care of the baby. The angel figure from the horse reaches her arms out to grasp the baby....   [tags: painting, woman, lying, down]

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The Use of Deception in Arthur Miller's The Death of a Salesman

- Lying is a string that ties together a great part of the plot in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. The Lomans are all greatly self-deceptive, and in their particular fancies and delusions to reality, they fuel and nourish off of each other. Willy convinces himself that he is effective, overall loved, and that his children are bound for significance. Unable to adapt to reality, he totally forsakes it through his vivid dreams and eventually through suicide. Linda and Happy also accept that the Lomans are going to become showbiz royalty....   [tags: lying, identity, cheating]

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Psychopathy Is a Necessary Study for the Criminal System

- ... Hare’s Psychopath Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) has provided clinicians and researchers with a common metric system for the assessment of psychopathy (Hare et al., 2000, p. 623). The PCL-R is a 20-item construct rating scale for use in clinical, research, and forensic settings. It entails the use of a semi structured interview, collateral and file information, and specific scoring criteria to assess inferred behaviors and personality traits that relate to the widely understood, traditional conceptions of psychopathy (Hare et al., 2006, p....   [tags: patholgical lying, deviant, bundy, ]

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Too Young For Facebook: The Dangers of Children Having Facebook Accounts

- Everyday younger kids are making social networks pages this introduces them into a new world that hardly knew anything about. There are so many reason why younger girls and boys shouldn't be on social sites at certain age. Sexual predators aren't the only dangerous thing about the internet, their peers could also assualt. In very few cases younger kids can be misleading and get someone older into some legal trouble. The internet is a public place that people of all ages and race can access all of your information....   [tags: predators, bullying, lying]

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Good Versus Evil in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... Putnam accused Rebecca's spirit of 'tempting her to iniquity,' a charge that had more truth in in that Mrs.Putnam could know" (26). This shows that Rebecca was an easy scapegoat. They can easily accuse her for something that she didn't do. Mrs. Putnam saw that her daughter accused her, so she decided to accuse her too. It shows that they were just naming people, so that their story appeared real. Rebecca was taken to jail and they wouldn't let anyone see her. Francis said, "For murder, she's charged....   [tags: witchcraft, lying, accusations ]

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Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

- Topic: Is honesty always the best policy. Honesty Should one always speak the truth. Is telling the truth at all times the better option. Consider a person who is a. This person is likely to have a good reputation and be trusted by others. Furthermore, he or she will never be caught in a lie. On the other hand, consider both the act of lying and the person who lies. Lying is defined as “believing or thinking one thing and consciously expressing another” (Shibles). One lies by expressing something other than what he or she thinks or believes....   [tags: lying in extreme circumstances]

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John Stuart Mill´s The Greatest Happiness Principle

- ... For someone to be a competent judge between the amount of pleasure between two different acts, they must have experience with both. (514) Such a judge is then able to gauge which of the two provides the greater amount of pleasure, and whatever a group of all or most competent judges decide, must also produce the greatest amount of happiness.(514) In regards to the common question of lying, Mill approaches the issue from both sides. First, he states that it is okay to lie so you can save yourself from embarrassment.(516) Secondly he claims that consistently telling the truth has it’s advantage in trust.(516) To this he says there are exceptions to this rule....   [tags: unhappiness, pleasure, lying, time]

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Why is it hard to build a good relationship?

- The word relationship is defined as the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. In daily life, we always have a relationship with other people. Biologically, our relationship with parents is made up when we were born. Also we are making a new relationship with a friend, boss, and girlfriend, but there some factors that it makes hard to keeping a relationship such as lying, cheating, and misunderstanding. Most of our relationships are built on trust other people....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Lying, Cheating]

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The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant

- “Being Honest is Always Best” Telling the truth will always prevent future conflicts. Author Guy De Maupassant who lived from 1850 to 1893 proves in the story of “The Necklace,” that no matter how bad a situation is, speaking with the truth is always best. Now, this author does not prove this theme directly. Instead, throughout various situations in the story the main characters are faced with a long-term conflict because decisions were not made with honesty. Mathilde and Loisel who is her husband, who works as a clerk at the Ministry of Public Instructions, were both faced with a conflict that could have been prevented....   [tags: forestier, truth, lying]

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Taking and Inside Look at White Collar Crimes

- “Lying, cheating, stealing. That's white collar crime in a nutshell” ( This crime is not a crime to be overlooked. White collar crimes can destroy families, businesses, and investors, individually or all at one time. White collar crimes include, wire fraud, institutional corrupting, social security fraud, and Ponzi schemes. Two white collar criminals, Marc Dreier and Bernie Madoff, go hand in hand and show the best examples of a white collar crime. Marc Dreier, famous for impersonating a Toronto attorney inside the attorneys own office, and stealing 380 million dollars from hedge funds, operated a Ponzi scheme (Borrough)....   [tags: lying, cheating, stealing]

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Maintaining Christinan Principles in the Workplace

- A lot of people lie on their resume, “Fred claimed to his friend Jeremy. “I do it all the time.” Fred was surprised at his friends casual acceptance of lying on his resume with pumped up experience to get a better job. Seemingly, Fred saw nothing wrong with this dishonesty. To Fred, it was an accepted part of looking for a job and advancing his career. This reminded me of a story I read on the Internet and can’t remember the siting of where I read this. “The boss wants me to use nails on these stairwells,” a carpenter tells his wife....   [tags: ethics, lying, decisions]

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The Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

- For countless years mankind has attempted to construct different ways to detect falsehoods. Being able to detect a lie is crucial in regards to the legal system, as it would play a pivotal role in creating different opportunities for innocence and exoneration. The use of lie detection technology would assist in anti-terrorist objectives, law enforcement, and protect the innocent. It would even be capable of finding the innocence of those in penitentiaries wrongly convicted. This new neuro-inflation phenomenon has the potential to impact the lives and futures of all people....   [tags: technology, brain, lying]

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The Degrees of Deception

- I will delve into the moral issues that people have when they think about deceit. My personal definition of deceit is when someone manipulates another person into believing what they are saying is the truth even if it may not be. In this paper I will argue that there are different degrees of deceit that don’t always break someone’s trust. The evidence I provide will show that our definition of deceit in our Western culture is impaired. It will show people who believe that deceit is morally wrong and it can only bring about distrust may need to re-evaluate their definition of deceit....   [tags: truth, manipulate, lying]

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LIES (under the microscope) AND THE LYING (as far as I’m concerned) LIARS (Republicans) THAT TELL THEM (all the time)

- Al Franken has written a liberal masterpiece of epic proportions. If any individual should fail to understand the “obvious conservative bias in the media” or “the Bush Administrations total lack of competence and initiation of ‘Operation Ignore’” they need only to pick up Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them to get their facts straight. From page one Al Franken launches into a very detailed, volatile, humorous, self-patronizing, and sometimes lewd all out assault on the extreme right. His first victim to fall is Ann Coulter, who I must admit, completely deserved the endless onslaught provided by Franken....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Polygraph Machine

- Polygraph Elephants cannot swim. How can you tell if I'm telling the truth. You can tell by testing me with a polygraph machine. Since civilization began, people have wanted a way to tell fact from fiction. In the middle ages, Europeans used torture because they thought that if you stress and hurt the body enough, it would cause a person who was lying to tell the truth. What this method has in common with today's lie detector, or polygraph, is that there is an involuntary physical response from a person when they are lying....   [tags: physiological responses to lying]

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Micro Expressions: Detecting Lies in the Face and Eyes

- Lying has been a problem since societies were first formed. Some people are great liars, others are not. But, whether someone is a good liar or not, one-tenth of a second is all it takes for subtle changes known as micro expressions to appear and disappear from a person’s face. These micro expressions are a sign of emotion. The people who read these micro expressions are human lie detectors. Although. police have machines such as the polygraph test, which measures body temperature and voice tone to help them detect when people are lying, micro expressions are far more reliable....   [tags: Facial Expressions, polygraph test, lying]

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Central Themes of Gilbert Keith Chesterton's Essay 'In Lying in Bed'

- Central Themes of Gilbert Keith Chesterton's Essay 'In Lying in Bed' Gilbert Keith Chesterton was one of the greatest English authors ever to live. He wrote many essays and novels. He had much time to do this because he was a large man and could not move around easily. In Gilbert's essay, "In Lying in Bed" his deep understanding of humanity clearly evident. He speaks informally and rambles like the common speaker does. In my analysis I will describe and explain the central themes of Chesterton's essay....   [tags: Gilbert Keith Chesterton]

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Lying Behind the Curtains

- Robert Banks, mostly known as Banksy, was born in 1974 in Bristol, UK. Characterized by his indescribable indoor images, he is a famous English graffiti artist whose artwork is often humorous and/or political in nature. His famous “street art”, which refers to the combination of graffiti with a distinctive stenciling technique, makes him one of the best known graffiti artists of all time, leaving a mark in all Europe, specially in London and other countries with his anonymous paintings. Out of all the options, I have chosen “The Scarlet Pimpernel of modern art,” which is not only a simple illustration but a singular and particular situation which captures so many scenes happening in just a...   [tags: Art]

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- Both Sammy and Marlow in some way feel lonely by the end of their stories because they each feel like they have done something wrong. Sammy from A&P feels like he only hurt himself by quitting his job. Marlow feels like a big fat liar because he was lying to people trying to keep Kurtz’s image as clean as possible. Lying will never get you anywhere as we all know by now. Lets face it, when we were young we did some stupid things. Sometimes I spoke without even thinking. Or maybe doing the unthinkable just to impress a couple of hot looking girls....   [tags: Lying]

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- Introduction    Ever since the day the book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was introduced to the readers, the critical world has been littered with numerous essays and theses on Mark Twain’s writing achievement, yet many of them are about the writing style of Bildungsroman, the symbolic meanings of the raft and Mississippi river, the morality and racism color. Whereas few of them ever talked about why Mark Twain wrote so many lies in this novel. Probably because people usually thought that the splendor of this masterpiece will be obscured by the immorality nature of lying....   [tags: Value of Lies, Lying, Theme, Literary Analysis]

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Ethical Theories Lying within In the Wake by Per Petterson

- ... Arvid is unsure how to handle this having already lost a lot, he is reluctant to go visit his brother in the hospital.At the end of the novel you see the two brothers come to the conclusion that they have both hit the end of their ropes. They toast and look forward to a place where they can only go up now that rock bottom has been met. Ethical relativism can be found within the relationship between Arvid and the neighbor he has, Naim Hajo, because this man comes from a northern section of Iraq....   [tags: philosophical analysis]

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Lying Is the Most Fun You Can Have

- The propaganda machine set up by the Bush administration channeled many lies concerning the story of Jessica Lynch. The media, in turn, played and replayed her story to excess. These numerous lies were then published in an article by the Washington Post, on which Krakauer remarks that: Thanks largely to details first revealed in this article, as well as dramatic video of the rescue distributed to the media by the Army, Jessica Lynch dominated the news for weeks. The details of the incident provided by military public affairs officers made for an absolutely riveting story that television, radio, and print journalists found irresistible: a petite blond supply clerk from a flea-speck bur...   [tags: American Government, The Bush Administration]

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The Different Lessons Learned by the Characters in Little Red Riding-hood and Hoodwinked

- Little Red Riding Hood is a story with many different morals. Each new version has a different lesson and each character changes. Between Charles Perrault’s version of “Little Red Riding-hood” and the film “Hoodwinked,” many differences were noticed. In both stories one must look at what defines each character. But who learned what. There were twists and turns throughout both stories that were completely unexpected. Some of the reactions were out of the ballpark and nothing was quite like it seemed....   [tags: trust, trickery, lying]

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Personal Experience in a Company: False Promises

- I have been in a management position for most of my adult life and have experienced a great amount of challenges and opportunity. No company is perfect. What I do know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, is the culture of an organization is extremely important. Companies that do not value and trust employees certainly have more problems than the companies that do. People are one of the greatest commodities an organization has. If the culture of a business is to pay employees as little as possible, hide information, and create a feeling that no person can be trusted; the company should expect poor attitudes and performance in return....   [tags: employees, lying and stealing ]

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- Honesty      Imagine this: You are at a McDonald’s drive through. You have ordered only one cheese burger, but when you drive up to the collection window, the young trainee hands you a big bag filled with food and a handful of change. There are two options, do you, A; tell the young trainee that you only ordered a cheese burger, (which cost you only $1.90) and give back to him the big bag of food and handful of change. Or do you, B; say thank you to the young trainee and drive off happily with the huge bag of food and all the change, feeling lucky that the trainee made a mistake with your order....   [tags: Morals Ethics Ethical Lying Essays]

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Questions On Police And Sex

- ... Smith and other jurisdictions concerns themselves with the part of the population that’s following the law that says – prostitution is immoral. Rule utilitarian, defines the issues of an act by asking,” What would happen if the law allowed this act and what costs or end results would better serve the population?” The utilitarian decides by pros and cons of the actions, which would serve everyone not just an individual within the population. Looking at Smith’s decision to defend, we can consider this question: Does Smith think that the population is better served if prostitution continued in his jurisdiction....   [tags: Police, Ethics, Undercover, Morality]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Goman Talks About How A Lie '

- ... Boser, U. (2009, May 18). We 're All Lying Liars: Why People Tell Lies, and Why White Lies Can Be OK - US News. Retrieved from Boser’s goal in this article was to shed light on how lying affects one’s social life. In the article lying is not necessarily a bad thing, the author gives examples where lying may be acceptable....   [tags: Lie, Truth, Theft, China]

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The Moral Development of Huckleberry Finn

- Huck Finn, a narcissistic and unreliable young boy, slowly morphs into a courteous figure of respect and selflessness. After Pap abducts the young and civilized Huck, Huck descends into his old habits of lies and half-truths. However, upon helping a runaway slave escape, Huck regains morality and a sense of purpose. Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck lies to characters, casting the authenticity of the story into doubt but illustrating Huck’s gradual rejection of lying for himself and a shift towards lying for others....   [tags: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain]

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Lies and Politics

- Haven’t we all told a lie. Lies are so common that people have put them into categories; white lies are simple lies that don’t hurt, or hard lies; lies that are highly hated and can destroy someone. Everyone has also been accused of lying even our president (president Obama). He was accused of not being an American citizen. Of cause he was and that issue was settled, but the issue brought up more questions. Do lies exist in politics, and if they do, are they legal. In the article “Lies and Politics” the author’s show what happens in politics when it patens to lies....   [tags: Deceit, Truth, Constitution]

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Self-Deception In Engineering Ethics

- Introduction People intuitively have the desire to make things go their way even when they are being put through very difficult situation that require doing something or believing in something that could be out of their hands. They tend to overly hold favorable views of their abilities in such ways that support their views to the extent of self-deception. They allow themselves to believe that a false feeling, idea, or situation is true just so they can achieve a certain goal that they have in mind....   [tags: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster]

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Abuse of Power by Macbeth and President Obama

- Macbeth and President Obama both abuse their power by killing and getting away with it, lying to their followers, and bribing. Macbeth was a great General in battle and a loyal servant to the king until he began to make bad decisions, fall to temptation, and even kill. The first thing that Macbeth did wrong was make bad decisions. His wife, Lady Macbeth, told him that he needed to kill Duncan. His response was just as she hoped and he agreed. “I am settled, and bend up each corporal agent to this terrible feat.” (1.7.L79-L80)....   [tags: compare contrast essay]

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Theme expressed in Tape by Jose Rivera

- “Tape” is a short ten minute play by Jose Rivera. It’s a play that only has two characters, a Person and an Attendant. It takes place in a small dark room with no windows and only one door. Inside the room are a chair and a table with a reel-to-reel tape recorder and a glass and pitcher of water. This play is about a Person who is brought to the small room by the Attendant to listen to every lie the Person has told in life. Every single lie was recorded and now it’s time that the Person gets to listen to all of them....   [tags: person, an attendant]

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Immanuel Kant 's Metaphysics Of Morals

- Immanuel Kant’s Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals explores themes of morality and its application to rational beings. Rationality, to Kant, includes a necessary commitment to morality, wherein failing to be moral is simultaneously a failure to be rational. Within this work, Kant proposes a concept that he entitles the “Categorical Imperative”. The Categorical Imperative is essential in the exploration of morality in the rational being, and, as with morality, is dependent solely on reason alone....   [tags: Categorical imperative, Immanuel Kant, Morality]

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Arthur Cleveland Coxe vs. Nathaniel Hawthorne

- In Arthur Cleveland Coxe’s review of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, he repeatedly criticizes the novel and expresses his moral disapproval for the story. Distinctively, Coxe argues that lying is made out to be a worse sin than adultery, that Hawthorne intends for the evil-doing characters to stand out and be specifically fascinating, and that the novel overall is entirely rude in that it attempts to accumulate pity for the sinners. Taken as a whole, Coxe feels that the novel challenges ethics which he and his fellow-church-goers have been holding true for hundreds of years....   [tags: The Scarlet Letter Essays]

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NFL Championship: History of the New York Giants

- Intro: In 1946 two members of the New York Giants were found associating with gamblers, trying to fix the NFL Championship Game. These members were suspended and in 1947 the NFL introduced their form of prevention, the injury report (Merritt). Every week NFL coaches have to list their injured players on the NFL Injury Report. Each player has to be listed as either “doubtful,” “questionable,” or “probable” to play that weekend. What a lot of people don’t know is that an ample amount of teams are lying on these reports....   [tags: injury reports, regulations]

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The Relationship Between Parent And Child

- ... Securely attached infant utilizes their caregivers as a secure base from which they explore the world. In studies, when the researcher make the mother leaves the child in a room at reunion the infant who are securely attached seek contact with the mother. In avoidant behavior attachment, the child will avoid the mother at reunion. Children who developed and ambivalent behavior type of attachment seek interaction but yet resist contact with the mother. Considering that the bond between the infant and the caregiver is the first bond in infant’s early lifespan development, securely attached infant will create an internal working model as the world being a secure place....   [tags: Psychology, Attachment theory, Mind]

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Little White Lies

- Many people in the world are pretenders and liars. Even in the early stages of life many children pretend to be a distinguishable figure. Whether it is a princess or a superhero, these children create false images of themselves to feel important or confident. Although everyone has his or her own reason for doing such a thing, many do it for their own personal gain. Countless amounts of people can relate to this (including myself) because many have told lies or pretended to be something they are not multiple times in their lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Philip Larkin's "Talking in Bed"

- Philip Larkin’s poem “Talking in Bed” tells the truth about life and how relationships can slowly descend overtime. It explores the idea that no matter how close we are to someone, we can still experience intense depths of loneliness. The language emphasizes the feelings of what an empty marriage may feel like. The poem also gives the impression it is from the male’s perspective. It is written in four stanzas, each with three lines of ten syllables apiece. This makes it a short lyrical ballad. Through the tone, the language, and the imagery, Larkin is able to create a feeling in which he can effectively criticize and deconstruct the subject of innocence in relation to his current life experi...   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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Kierkegaard And Sartre On Faith

- ... This type of faith is not at all similar to the true type of faith, even if many of them do call themselves Christians. However if you have an active faith where you choose to complete the leap of faith again and again and again, then your faith can be authentic. Sartre: Nonsense, to deny your immediate reality is absurd. Your suggestion that one should choose to ignore the evidence showing that one has countless authentic choices, rather than just a small few, is inane and almost laughable....   [tags: Truth, Religion, Philosophy, Logic]

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