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Opinion: Search of Knowledge

- While the experience, proven technique, or research of an expert on a given subject are all tremendous guides in the quest for knowledge, the opinion of said expert will almost certainly hinder or deter one in the pursuit of knowledge. The very nature of an opinion is something that undoubtedly challenges the three aforementioned factors in regards to the search of knowledge. Most definitions of the word “opinion” have the same characteristics in diction, with “a belief,” “a personal view,” and “estimate” all topping the list of the most commonly used phrases and words....   [tags: knowledge, opinion, experience, insight]

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Finding Your Own Opinion: Youth in Philadelphia

- “ If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” (Walt Disney) The public in the city of Philadelphia has described the youth as loud, obnoxious, and ghetto. That is not the case. In fact, we are all human and we have flaws. But the problem is that the youth are not given an outlet to express themselves in way where we are looked upon with respect. We aren’t given the correct tools to show the world that we are here and we want to be seen....   [tags: following the crowd, own opinion]

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The Power of the Media to Influence Public Opinion

- Police officers are an integral part of our society, they exist to establish and maintain stability and safety for the citizens which are in their jurisdiction. However, that great responsibility does not come without a downside, when people are given power there will always be someone who will abuse it. Our law enforcement staff is no exception to this rule; in 2010 there were 4,861 reports of police misconduct in the United States (NPMSRP). Police misconduct can mean anything from fraud or theft, to sexual assault or the use of excessive force....   [tags: Media and Public Opinion]

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Public Opinion Meets the Internet

- The Internet along with other technologies has opened channels of communication. Not only has the Internet played a great role in forming international public opinions regarding the United States throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Western Europe, but it has also helped to democratize the rest of the world by allowing them to voice their own opinions. However, sometimes the incited cyber public opinions would lead to some extremely negative behaviors and cause serious problems like cyber bullying, real life crimes, and even a long time social unrest....   [tags: technology, opinions]

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Forming an Opinion of Others based on Wealth

- Imagine a world where everyone wears the same types and colors of clothing, and listens to the same type of music. How would that world appear to anybody that has lived in this world. Very likely, it would appear bland and boring; with no changes or differences in nearly all aspects of life. For most people, what is worn and listened to, affects how others are viewed through the eyes of everyone else and is used to express opinions and personality. Typically, 2 people will form an opinion of others within the first 3 seconds of meeting one another....   [tags: opinions, classism,]

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- Odyssey Essay Being attacked by one eyed monsters, huge storms, a giant sea dragon, and scores of angry men were just a few of the perils Odysseus had to overcome. He did not only overcome them, but he did so in a way that would forever be thought of as heroic. Odysseus, the epic hero of Homer's The Odyssey demonstrates the Greek ideal of leadership, bravery, and devotion to the gods. Odysseus was a great leader and showed his leadership abilities many times, times where his men were ready to give up and accept their fate....   [tags: Opinion Essays]

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The Opinion of Four

- Books that are on the Best-Seller-List are reviewed or criticized more than any other book published at any given time. Which is the case of the, “Tipping Point, written by Malcolm Gladwell.” Gladwell’s book has been combed over many times over by Book Reviews/Critics. From the excerpts, I have read of the, “Tipping Point,” Gladwell seems laudable of the reviews. Evaluation of the following Book Reviewer/Critics, Allan Wolfe from the Nytimes.com, Kirk McElhearn from Techsoc.com, and Andrew Collins from Redfenceproject.com will allow me to form an opinion....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Biased Opinion Narrative

- My employer, an electrical fixtures supply company, has decided to purchase company cars for all of the sales staff. I have been asked to select the line of automobiles that should be purchased. I have decided that on grounds of economy and longevity that it is in the company's best interest to purchase Volvo's. As a prudent and sensible buyer, I have done research on the web and have discovered that experts agree the Volvo is the most mechanically superior and safe automobile for my companies needs....   [tags: Biased Opinion Car Brand Narrative]

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The Japanese Conquest Of American Opinion

- Summary of “The Japanese Conquest of American Opinion” “The Japanese Conquest of American Opinion” by Montaville Flowers was written predominantly in an attacking manner towards “The American Japanese Problem” (1914). Montaville Flowers was a key supporter of anti-Japanese racism in California around the twentieth century. Montaville Flowers main objective in this excerpt was to attack “The American Japanese Problem”, this suggested racially non-discriminatory immigration laws, and was to oppose its author, Reverend Sidney L....   [tags: Race, Racism, White people, Race]

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The Is Your Opinion On Breastfeeding

- ... The process of feeding may take 15 to 20 minutes or longer to feed per breast (Breastfeeding in Public: “You can do it?”). So I think being in a comfortable place will be important for mom and baby while in public places. I understand from the readings that this can be uncomfortable for many women even when they are trying to do it discreetly. I found some things that will make it easier on people that I would like to share for public breastfeeding. Wear clothes that allow easy access to your breasts, such as tops that pull up from the waist or button down....   [tags: Breastfeeding, Infant, Lactation, Breast milk]

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Some Laws are Based on Opinion

- Since the robber during the night is presumed to be indulging in the murder of the householder, the householder is permitted to use deadly force to prevent him/her and his/her family from being assaulted. On the contrary, due to the fact that the robber during the day is presumed to merely have the intention of stealing without assault, the householder may not use deadly force against the robber, and may only strike him down without murdering him. Rashi goes on further to teach that if the thief/robber is recognized for whatever reason (perhaps some light shines upon him or his voice sounds familiar or he is not wearing a mask) as a familiar person to the householder, than the householder ma...   [tags: robbery, intent, crime]

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The Opinion And Persuasive Essay

- ... Indeed, there are certainly more activities than those listed above which teachers make their students do. Even if it isn 't the sole purpose of the current event reports or persuasive essays teachers have their students create, it is undeniable that they inevitably and invariably do this. However, debate clubs, opinion-strengthening classes, and persuasive essays will not be criticized here, for teaching young people how to be articulate, independent, and clear in thought is constructive to an individual and a society 's wellbeing in multiple ways....   [tags: Critical thinking, Reasoning, Epistemology]

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Media's Effect on Public Opinion

- Public opinion regarding politics is a hot-button subject. It can make or break a politicians career or if a bill or initiative passes or fails. In this age of instant access to information we are constantly updated on current affairs by a plethora of outlets such as The Internet on sites like www.foxnews.com or www.msnbc.com or Television for either cable news like Fox News, CNN, MSNBC or CSPAN. There is also smartphone access to news sources via apps that update you on breaking news or Basic Cable news like NBC Nightly News....   [tags: Society, News, Media]

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Morality, Freedom and Public Opinion

- The protagonists in the films Kinsey by Bill Condon and Thank You for Smoking by Jason Reitman are two men who are cut from very different styles of cloth. In Kinsey, the titular character uses logical discourse and gathered statistics in an attempt to remove the shackles of moral prudery from the subject of human sexuality for the betterment of humanity. On the other hand, the central character in Thank You for Smoking is a lobbyist for the tobacco industry who uses logical fallacy and rhetoric to obscure the health risks of tobacco use because he is extraordinarily good at it, and additionally he gets paid handsomely....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Everyones Entitled to an Opinion

- Everyone is entitled to an opinion Education is a universal accepted idea that promotes success. We all agree that an education is ideal for each individual as it promotes cognitive growth in all aspects. Growth in the economy, medicine research and a reduced crime rate can all be contributed to having an education. There is a general understanding of how greatly beneficial education is to society. However with every great thing there are different opinions. There are many different variables that pertain in education....   [tags: Education, Crime Rates, Medical Research]

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To Each His Own Opinion

- To each his own Opinion During the 20th century, America had many challenges and one of the main issues was social discrimination. Although slavery was abolished in the late 19th century, the Negros were still being treated unfairly by the white majority. They were forced to separate themselves from the white society against their will. They had different schools, facilities, and even had to sit in a different section on the buses. However, a few individuals had decided to step up and take action against this racial segregation and through their inspiring speeches and interviews, they created change in the nation....   [tags: Racism]

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Argument on Public Opinion

- The maxim above denotes the basis for human society. Prior to the social institution of public opinion, communal living was non-existent. With its gradual inception over time, some semblance of order and society emerged. But considering Rousseau's famous utterance that man is born free but everywhere he is in "chains", humans are now subjected and do not have absolute freedom in a broad sense. In the United States, public opinion is usually taken into consideration and is not completely taken into account....   [tags: Media ]

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Man's Opinion about Women

- There are many influences that affect a man’s opinion about women. Influences such as personal experiences, rumors, and the women in a man’s life help form his opinion of a woman. Henrik Ibsen and Oscar Wilde are two playwrights who reflected their beliefs about women in their plays. Ibsen and Wilde both believe that society shunned women, unfairly forcing them into a submissive role, under the control of men. On March 20, 1828, Henrik Johan Ibsen was born in Skien, Norway (Merriman Ibsen 1) and had four biological siblings (Meyer 13) His parents went from wealthy to poor at his age of six (Meyer 13)....   [tags: Biography, Ibsen and Wilde]

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Respecting Other Religions Opinion

- As a Latter Day Saint, I naturally have different religious views from other Christians. While Mormonism and Orthodox Christianity are similar in many ways, there are also many differences. Nevertheless, I have always been taught to tolerate and be respectful towards other religions despite our differences. I have also been taught to not judge nor criticize other religions no matter our difference in opinion, and instead to be friendly and open to listening to other people about their religion....   [tags: religion, christianity, latter day saint]

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The Power of Opinion

- The Power of Opinion Confidence is a key component in the development of success. In order to reach this stability one must be a recipient of encouragement and upholding. This support creates an individuality and esteem for success. For example, in my experiences with females I have come to a vague realization that they feed off of encouragement. It seems like the focus of most of the girls that I know, is to impress. I believe this because when they are complimented, to most it will make their day....   [tags: Papers]

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Public Opinion Extraction

- 2. Related Work Many of works have been done in the area of public opinion extraction, some works went to find the polarity and others find both polarity and subjectivity. The work has been done for many languages and to serve many of purposes like politics, social services, movie reviews…etc., but unfortunately there is no work has been done for Arabic language. In the following we browsing some of these works: OSVision Opinion Mining [6] is an automatic system which can extract opinions from the Web....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Media, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy

- The matter of public opinion including its influence on policy making has been debated by different scholars throughout the world. There are differences in the way realists including liberals view public opinion. For realists public opinion is unstable, lack consistency also that it does not influence foreign policy making, in contrast realists view public opinion as stable, consistent thus it influences foreign affairs including policy making. Therefore the government or policy makers can take into account the opinions of the public or ignore it when making important decisions....   [tags: Foreign Policy Essays]

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Public Opinion On The Representation Of The Representative Democracy

- ... For that reason, it makes it harder to say if the public’s view will push or go along with the health care plans (Blendon, Brodie, Benson, Altman, & Buhr, 2006). In general, public views concerning the new health care law have hardly swayed ever since its passage in March 2010 and the public’s backing for the law has never gotten to 50% in the CBS News Polls. Months after the health care law was approved, 43% of American citizens actually supported the law. During the debates, CBS News Polls revealed that a greater part of citizens also wanted important changes made to the health care laws or they wanted the government to redevelop the whole health care organization....   [tags: Health care, Health, Health insurance]

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The Political Opinion and Behavior of Adolescents and/or Immigrants

- Subject: the political opinion and behavior of the adolescents and/or immigrants Aim: understand how the political internet memes being non traditional forms of political participation, are able to express and influence the political opinion of voters. Background New social media are tools that allow us to reduce the price of the individual participation of discussion and action in political life, as well as strengthen the capacity of feedback. They do this by facilitating the transition from private to public segment of the information space....   [tags: political participation, social media]

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Is Facebook The Right Place For Your Opinion?

- ... Wrong. Some people have done this and been sentenced to months in jail. Who knew that expressing your opinion could send you to the lockup. I don’t see the problem with this to a certain extent. But if you are going to threaten someone’s life, family or wellbeing, I’m sorry, but you have crossed the line (Sterbenz, 2013). English teen, Mathew Woods, posted this on Facebook sparking an angry mod to turn up at Woods house, ‘Who in their right mind would abduct a ginger kid?’ This was all in conjunction with the disappearance of April Jones (5), and Madeleine McCann (4) (Shontell, 2013)....   [tags: Social media, Facebook]

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Propaganda And Persuasion, The Shaping Of Popular Opinion

- ‘Propaganda and Persuasion’ The Shaping of Popular Opinion Public opinion within all sectors of society throughout the interwar period was becoming a problem for the Nazis, especially with burdens of tax and compulsory donations to the party, which were not helping economically, even though quality of life may have been improving in some parts of the country, it was not enough for the rest; specifically the agricultural section, with Government orders being reduced in the period of 1936-1939, in preparation for impending war....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, Nazism, Propaganda]

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Plato 's Theory Of Knowledge And Opinion

- ... That is why Plato’s explanation about the “Forms” will is a vital feature in trying to resolve this dilemma. In order for something to be proven right from wrong, it needs to be recollect its true knowledge learned from its other life experiences and apply this knowledge on his present physical life. Plato sees the “Forms” as broad intellectual realities. If there was no knowledge of such “Forms”, we will not be able to classify them and its definition. In order for him to call a true “Forms”, it needs to have certain characteristics along with their functions and requirements....   [tags: Plato, Soul, Socrates, Epistemology]

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California's Voter Opinion on Obama's Performance

- California Voter Opinion on Obama’s Performance As of December 2013, the Field Poll began releasing survey data regarding California voter opinion on various topics like the decriminalization of marijuana and political official ratings. One poll, completed through telephone interviews, took place from November 14 to December 1, 2013 with the first study revealing increasing disapproval of President Obama and his administration. California’s disapproval rating of 43 percent can be seen as a reflection of the nation’s overall low approval rating....   [tags: administration, poll, disapprove]

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Personal Opinion: Education and Teaching Methods

- In the 12th and 13th centuries, ideas and attitudes regarding education began to change considerably, gaining supreme importance, and in due course leading to an intellectual revolution in the foreseeable 14th century. The main reason for this advancement was the establishment of more towns, resulting in an increased necessity of formal education; Therefore, In 800, although it did not happen immediately, Charlemagne ordered that every town in the “Holy Roman Empire” shall establish a school. With the coming of the economic revival of the late 11th century, educational opportunities became increasingly more achievable....   [tags: History, Social Changes]

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Media, Public Policy, And Public Opinion

- ... A growing body of research has also shown that framing effects the reasoning process by which citizens form their opinions on policy and candidates (Nelson, Oxley, & Clawson, 1997; Price & Tweksbury, 1997). In other words, the framing structures that have been created by media are used to make judgments and form opinions. As a result, framing “is a cognitive process in which journalist’ choices of news frames privilege the activation of certain cognitions (i.e., schemas, concepts, or considerations), which audience member use as heuristics, premises, or guiding principles in information processing and judgment tasks” (Lee, McLeod, Shah, 2008)....   [tags: Illegal immigration]

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Personal Opinion Essay: Perspective on Religion

- In today’s progressive world new religious have emerge in the 21st century by bringing with them a new faith, perspectives, practices and more. However, these new religions tend to look miserable upon by the older religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other religions. Therefore, non- religions people as well as religions people call these new Religions were insulted as “cults”, connected them with malevolent, angers, faiths, and outrageous. This kind relationship is very similar to job old employers getting praise and new employers getting no praise, just because they are new and inexperience....   [tags: Beliefs, Tolerance]

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A Personal Opinion Essay About Marijuana

- There has always been controversy about marijuana and the affects it has on health and the issue of legalization. Some people believe it is very destructive to one’s health, and yet others feel the complete opposite about it. Is Marijuana truly harmful to one’s health. “Marijuana, the Deceptive Drug”, written by George Bierson, was published in the Massachusetts News. In this article, Bierson determines that marijuana is harmful in many ways. He seems to think that it damages the brain, the reproductive system, and also contributes to the halt of production in the immune system....   [tags: Drug, Legalization]

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My Opinion On Southeastern Louisiana University

- It is normal to see students prepare for their future. After graduating from college, many students will search for a job. Previously, graduating from the college was enough to get students a well-paid job. However, because of the increasing number of students graduating every year and struggling economy, less jobs are available. Therefore, most companies hire employees based on work experience. That is why; many colleges have started giving students with career-related working opportunities and advance knowledge of the material that these students study....   [tags: Knowledge, University, Employment, Epistemology]

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My Opinion On Private Self Governance

- ... Unlike coercive and contractual power where there is a strong relationship with the state, the consensual power exists with passive state support. They building their policy based on mutual consent which is best for them. Therefore, the state has no legitimacy on floating house because if we follow on Beetham argument, legitimate power consists of rules, justifications grounded on beliefs, and actions, and all of these three contribute to legitimacy. 2. Type of Goods and Services Goods and services are categorized into public, toll, common pool, and private goods and services....   [tags: Goods, Public good, Private good, Public transport]

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How Media Influences Public Opinion

- Abstract In our democratic society, mass media is the driving force of public opinion. Media sources such as Internet, newspaper, news-broadcasts, etc, play significant roles in shaping a person’s understanding and perception about the events occurred in our daily lives. As long as the newspapers, internet, network television, etc, continued to be easily accessible to the public, the media will continue to have an influence in shaping its opinions. Factors such as agenda-setting, framing and priming help shape the public opinions....   [tags: Media]

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Same-Sex Marriage and Public Opinion

- “[Same-sex marriage legalization] would be a foolish and tragic choice,” the statement made by Peter Sprigg in 2012, still does echo some Americans feelings about same-sex marriage. Although there is some truth to his statement, the tide is turning in favor of legalization of same-sex marriage. As public opinion polls show, Americans are beginning to accept the idea of same-sex marriage more and more than they have been in the past. Their opinions rely on a variety of differing things, the majority does claim to the belief of religious marriage....   [tags: Legal Issues, Moral Implications]

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Opinion on Abortion

- Opinion on Abortion My own opinion of abortion is very varied. There are so many different reasons for abortions. Every woman who has had one will have had reasons. I am sure they wouldn't have decided in a few minutes that they were going to abort their baby. They would have thought long and hard about what to do. I put myself in the position of someone else. If I got pregnant now would I really be able to keep it. I would, for one, have to stop school and miss out on the education I would need to bring up a child....   [tags: Papers]

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It's my opinion

- It's my opinion I was told that the principal had used her executive power to chop up my article into bits that didn’t contain the harassing, offensive points that it originally owned. I was sad, very very sad. It’s tough for someone with a weak emotional structure to be rejected and told I’m harassing to younger people. So, the advisors went to the bargaining table, nothing changed. Therefore we revised, redid, and reedited the entire article and pumped out a version that had the heart and soul cut out of it, but we put it in the paper anyway....   [tags: social issues]

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Opinion on Abortion

- Opinion on Abortion Abortion is when a foetus is expelled from its mother's womb before the pregnancy reaches full term (usually 40 weeks). The abortion act says that a woman can have an abortion if the pregnancy would put her in danger, or if the baby was so handicapped that it could not survive independently and it would have no quality of life. The act also says that these reasons for abortion are accepted whereas a woman who simply did not want another child would not be allowed to abort her pregnancy....   [tags: Papers]

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Opinion Of The Ewells in To Kill a Mockingbird

- To Kill a Mockingbird : Discuss Your Opinion Of The Ewells The Ewells play a significant part in this story of "To Kill a Mockingbird". In the first chapter, Scout mentions the Ewells to us that the "Ewells started it all". Scout means that the Ewells had an affect on the residents of Maycomb. The story will involve an allegation of rape and the way black and white issues (the prejudice that runs through the whole of the story) are covered. Burris Ewell, the son of Bob Ewell, shows how bad his living conditions are....   [tags: English Literature]

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Authorial Opinion Of Wife Of Bath

- The character of the Wife of Bath is clearly feminist. She indicates this by her extreme ideas of female “maistrye” and statements such as “I have the power duringe al my lyf upon his proper body, and nought he,” which is extremely feminist. However, Chaucer makes us see the Wife of Bath as inconsistent, at times illogical, and also amoral and adulterous, The prologue and tale is spoken by a woman of supposed vast experience, yet was written by a man. While the prologue and tale may be seemingly feminist, could it be a vehicle for a deeper anti-feminist message....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Opinion of Macbeth in Act 3

- Opinion of Macbeth in Act 3 Shakespeare's Macbeth is the story of a good man turned evil by a dark ambition he cannot control… Macbeth is tragic hero whose character can be viewed from different prospectuses. It is wrong to categorise him as either a tormented man or a callous tyrant because in the play he is displayed as both. We see him digress from, at the beginning of the play a courageous man driven by ambition to become a cruel and arbitrary man. I am going to examine Shakespeare's portrayal of the downward spiral of a man once called a "worthy gentleman" and now "fiendish hell hound"....   [tags: Papers]

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How Important is Expert Opinion in The Search for Knowledge?

- An expert is someone who has extensive knowledge in their field. They obtain the knowledge through various means such as research, experience, and observation in a particular area of study or in a specific phenomenon. Their knowledge of a certain field is specific and exceeds the knowledge of an average person, and this allows others to rely upon their opinion. These experts normally express their opinion in the form of writing in order to easily transmit and disseminate their opinion to the mass....   [tags: Research Methods]

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How Public Opinion Changed the Course of the Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War certainly left a distaste in the lives of many who have been affected by the war; scholars have become increasingly interested in the interaction between war and public opinion. There have been many scholarly works published on the Vietnam War, but the issue that will be analyzed here is how public opinion changed the course of the war. The first article by Scott Gartner and Gary Segura is titled, “Race, Casualties, and Opinion in the Vietnam War,” it examined how the diverse races within America in combination with the atrocities in the war led to the formation of opinions that were similar in one race but were different in another race....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Five Models Reflecting Public Opinion in Politics

- A belief shared by most people, the voice of the people. The opinion of the public is the popular view. Opinions bring public beliefs to the attention of decision/policy makers. Public opinion is that opinion which government must heed to. Public opinion is reflected by public policy through five models according to Norman Luttbeg. The Rational-Activist Model in which voters use elections as a policy expression. Individual citizens are expected to be informed politically, involved, rational, and above all, active (pg 19)....   [tags: politics]

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Reflection of an Interview on Public Opinion of US National Security

- ... For example, I asked: “…should the federal government adopt more transparent practices in regard to the surveillance of citizens?” This question poses, for the first time in the conversation, the idea of transparency within the government which could have given the impression that transparency is needed. My motive in asking relatively specific rather than open-ended questions was found in Chong’s article, “How People Think, Reason, and Feel about Rights and Liberties”. He found that open-ended questions, much like most survey questions, tend to create “top-of-head” responses rather than more thoughtful and insightful answers that better gauge the interviewee’s opinion....   [tags: surveillance, protocol, questions]

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Public opinion on Gun Control

- Public Opinion on Gun Control The twentieth century was a time of many political assassinations and violent shootings. A nation in shock mourned the deaths of President John Kennedy and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. At the end of the twentieth century the nation endured rising rates of violent crime, with young people frequently involved as victims and perpetrators and often armed with guns. Between July 1992, and June 30, 1999, there were 358 school-associated violent deaths in the United States, including 255 deaths of school- aged children, or about 51 such violent deaths each year....   [tags: Second Amendment The Right To Bear Arms]

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Capital Punishment and Public Opinion

- Capital Punishment and Public Opinion What does the public think about capital punishment in various countries around the world. This paper will examine the outcomes of recent surveys and polls. In Guatemala, a poll on the death penalty taken in Guatemala City, the capital, in June, found that 74% of those interviewed were in favour of the death penalty. 78.5% supported the execution of two men the previous week, who had been sentenced to death for kidnapping. However only 20.5% thought that the executions would cause crime rates to fall....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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My My Opinion On Censorship

- My My Opinion On Censorship I don’t have a clear feeling about censorship; however I do think that it is a bad thing because people don’t get to see parts of the film, which they came to see. Some parts of films are hidden from the viewers and this is because the film certification company may feel that what will be shown in a film may affect people....   [tags: Papers]

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Liberal's Opinion on American Government

- The typical philosophical ideals of the liberals seem to focus on the government helping the little guy and leveling the playing field. They oppose tax-cuts for the rich, they are distrustful of big-business and those who are wealthy. They like government programs that help minorities and those with lower incomes. They want to raise the minimum wage, provide better national healthcare and provide better unemployment and welfare coverage’s. They nearly always side with unions over management, the guy who sues the big business....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What Drives Public Opinion on the European Union?

- 1 Once upon a Time... As the European Union (EU) has changed from an economic entity to also a political one, so has the public opinion towards the EU. While support for the EU used to prevail among its citizens, Euroskepticism has spread across Europe nowadays. This change in public attitude became most apparent when the referendum on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe failed in the Netherlands and in France in 2005. Many studies have been conducted to understand the attitude formation towards the EU....   [tags: European Union Essays]

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The Differences in Professional Opinion on Gross Domestic Product

- This paper explores the opinion of different professionals in the area of economics and the truth behind GDP. Their opinion differ from it would be excellent to really determine and account for what people are consuming and what are the population spending on. The other side of the argument establishes that bring in new factors such as expenditures for research and development for entertainment, literary, and artistic originals as fixed investments will only make the government ignore the reality of the country’s economy....   [tags: economy, markets, value]

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The Determinants of Arab Public Opinion Towards Other Countries

- I am studying international relations and I am specializing in Middle East region. The article I will summarize below is examining the determinants of Arab public opinion towards other countries. Especially after September 11, 2001, many commentators in the United States have speculated on the roots of Arab resentment toward the USA. In fact, academia has long before discussing various and more generalizable hypotheses about enmity and rivalry. Furia and Lucas (2006) are trying to find quantitative proofs for those hypotheses among Arab public....   [tags: attitudes, variables, relationships]

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Policy Memo on Recent French Public Opinion Polls

- PS 361 Policy Brief TO: President Barack Obama FROM: Undersecretary of State for European Affairs, Chad Johnson RE: Requested policy memo on recent French public opinion polls. Mr. President, The National Front (aka. Front National, FN) is Frances largest far-right party. In France's 2002 presidential elections, they surprised that nation by coming in second to Jaque Chirac (RPR party.) This was a surprise because polling at the time indicated that the first round would result in the second round being between Chirac and Jospin (Socialist Party.) This election in 2002 was monumental for France, and perhaps indicative of a larger trend for the country....   [tags: National Front, France, human rights]

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System Control and Religion: A Personal Opinion Essay

- Have you ever wondered why religion exists, or maybe how come there are so many different religions. Each religion claims to be the one true religion, having the one (or many) true god(s). Well, have you ever thought there may be more to the story. Different religions appeal to different people, right. Religion is one of the things that keep people in order. The Ten Commandments, The Bible, prophets, and all of that. They all drill into your mind that if you don’t obey terrible things will happen to you, for example, hell, karma, and the like....   [tags: Sin, Homosexuality, Beliefs]

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Is Graffiti a Way to Express One's Opinion or Is it Vandalism?

- Throughout the ages art has played a vital role in our life, for it is universal and everywhere, so we experience daily basis the houses we live in to the movies we see. Even in ancient culture, from the prehistoric period, art has played a crucial role by encouraging cave dwellers drawing on the wall of caves to record history. Most art is created for a specific reason or purpose, since it has a way of expressing ideas and beliefs, and it can record the experiences of all people, yet not all people agree on art styles; thus, while some people can consider something art, other may not like the same thing and regard it as a vandalism, and that is actually the case of graffiti....   [tags: ideas, beliefs, art styles, vandalism, art]

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The Crisis And My Opinion On The Housing Market Development

- ... Consequentially, its collapse began in 2006 and not yet in reverse, and they went further to juxtapose that monetary policy was accommodative following the 2001 recession. The target federal funds rate fell from 6.50% in December 2000 to 1.75% in December 2001 and in June in 2003 it fell to 1.00%. The nominal Federal funds rate level at this period reached a low that had not been since the 1950s (Bill, 2009). Questionably, were this two development closely related in any way. What actually came to the mind of people and researchers by mere glancing at the data suggested that loose monetary policy was the cause of the housing bubble; Kohn (2003) strongly noted that actions of policy contr...   [tags: Monetary policy, Federal Reserve System]

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Personal Opinion About Horses: A Horse is a Horse?

- Popular opinion is that the Quarter Horse is the best overall western style competition and pleasure horse. Conversely, in the past I have talked to other active horsemen who said that one or another of their various breeds of horses performed better than the Quarter Horses they owned. I have 4 horses: 2 Quarter Horses named Buck and Scout, 1 Thoroughbred named Bugsy, and 1 Rocky Mountain Ranger named Jack. For the purposes of this paper we will only take into consideration the two horses that are in condition for, and train to compete; Scout the Quarter Horse and Jack the Rocky Mountain Ranger....   [tags: competition horse, horsemen]

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Guns : Putting A Bullet Through Critics ' Opinion

- Guns: Putting a Bullet through Critics’ Opinion Donald Sacco, a 64 year old man living in Orlando, Florida, was waiting for a bus early one morning, when suddenly, a 50 year old stranger came out of nowhere and stabbed him repeatedly, trying to steal his bag. Meanwhile, Sacco attempted to use his cane to defend himself and made it clear that he didn’t have any money. Two Good Samaritans, one of which was legally carrying a firearm, saw the scene, and came to Sacco’s aid. One of the men, Jeffery Hopkins, trained his weapon on the attacker to prevent him from running until authorities could arrive, while Joshua Juliano began treating Sacco’s injuries....   [tags: Firearm, Crime, Gun politics]

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My Opinion Is Infant Sorrow By William Blake

- ... He addressed the fact the world is cruel from day one. Knowing that there is someone out there that is willing to admit from day one that the world will be cruel the second you 're born till the day you die. Not everything comes easy in this world and it can be complicated from the get go. I think that I can relate to the fact the world can be a rough place so it gives me a relational feeling when I read about it. It makes you wonder what it will be like years from now and how generations have changed simply because it changes rapidly over the years....   [tags: William Blake]

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Personal Opinion Essay: Should Marijuana be Legalized?

- Right now in this country (and many other countries for that matter) we are experiencing a transitional period that is dependent on legislation, legislation that is bound to reinforce or oppress marijuana legalization. It’s not every day that states have policy that conflicts with federal laws and everyone seems to have an opinion. There are many options on the table for law makers. We could see the federal government enforce their current marijuana laws by cracking down and increase their raids on dispensaries, or they could make marijuana a higher priority with agencies from the DEA to local law enforcement....   [tags: Medical, Recreational, Drugs]

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Shouls Steroids be Legal? Personal Opinion Essay

- Let’s even out the playing field. . If you thought Bill Romanowski was the only player in the game to use steroids, then chances are you’ve never played against Liberty Hill. Steroids are the source of size and mass. I am a firm believer that Coach Craig Slaughter’s summer program can make you bigger, faster, and stronger. But imagine if instead of one summer, you had a whole year. Well, one summer with steroids and can easily make that theoretical one whole year happen. Most people have an immaculate misconception about steroids, mostly because of the media....   [tags: Sports, Enhancement, Testosterone]

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My Opinion About Gifted And Talented Students

- This week’s reading was very interesting, especially after reading my colleagues opinion about gifted and talented students. According to Heward, gifted and talented students are in need of special education because they have special needs too (Heward, 2013). I have learned that all children are special and unique; some children may have special needs based on disabilities, disorders, learning styles, gifts and talents. Thus, I believe is crucial for educators to be ready to provide the accommodations their students need in order to succeed....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Public Opinion Revolving Around Sustainable Development

- This paper highlights the public opinion revolving around sustainable development and how it has changed over the last 50 years. It incorporates factors like the Brundtland report, Kyoto Protocol and proposed projects to help make a sustainable future. ‘’Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’’ (Purvis and Grainger 2004) is the most common definition of sustainable development. Over the last fifty years there have been many variations on public and government opinion of sustainable development as a worldwide community and there are many factors that have influenced these attitudes....   [tags: Environment ]

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Truth, Knowledge, and Opinion

- Truth, Knowledge, and Opinion WHAT IS TRUTH, KNOWLEDGE, OPINION AND WHY IS EXTREME SKEPTICISM. What is Truth, Knowledge, Opinion and why Extreme Skepticism is Self Contradictory. Truth is simply the mind corresponding with reality, knowledge is having the truth and knowing that you have it and understanding why it is true, Opinion is having an hypothesis but not being entirely sure that your idea is true and extreme skepticism is self contradictory because skeptics say that there is truth ¡§that there is no truth¡¨....   [tags: social issues]

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Wilson’s Opinion on Women’s Suffrage

- Women’s suffrage was a huge controversy in the 1920s. Many women wanted the right to vote and their voice to be heard. This was the time where the flappers were in action. Women were loud, bold, and daring. All they needed was equal rights; they wanted equal pay, and mainly voting rights. During this time, President Wilson was in office. Wilson won the presidential election due to his view on women’s suffrage; he was completely against it. ("President Woodrow Wilson Picketed by women Suffragists.") On the other hand, his opponent, Roosevelt, supported women’s Suffrage....   [tags: 19th amendment, voting rights, woodrow wilson]

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Opinion on Genetic Engineering

- Opinion on Genetic Engineering "Only god has the right to interfere with our genes" Genetic engineering is when scientists manipulate the human genome to alter 'bad' genes; these genes are responsible for all types of diseases and conditions from cancer to the acclaimed 'fat' gene which is responsible for the obesity crisis that the modern world is currently facing. This practice has been controversial one because religions and other organizations across the world believe that genetic engineering is playing god as it allows man to create people with any mental and physical characteristics possible....   [tags: Papers]

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My Opinion on Media Censorship

- Censorship has been around since B.C. times and originated in Rome. Censorship was enforced to protect our society by not allowing explicit content to be viewed in the media. It also protects child pornography and secret government information leaks. The problem is in some cases are hard to determine on what should be censored because even though something might be explicit content it portrays the point the publisher is trying to make. On the flip some people believe that these extreme crime scenes seen in media have caused people to commit these crimes in real life....   [tags: personal reflections and analysis]

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Public Opinion and Television

- Public Opinion and Television The paper explores how dangerous such an important mass media as TV can be, if too many power is concentrated in just a few hands, and how our perception of reality can be manipulated by the selection and manipulation of information presented on TV. Introduction The following term paper deals with the development of television from its early beginnings in the 1920s up to now. My attention focuses on the powers which influence what is shown on TV and the analysis of methods they use in order to manipulate the public opinion....   [tags: Mass Media Danger Essays]

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My Opinion on Suffering

- My Opinion on Suffering When there is suffering taking place in the world, we do find it hard to believe in God, because after all if God had produced all his amazing, talented creatures, then why would he let disasters happen such as people suffering in the world or people killing one another. We tend to blame God for this reason, but I have a different assumption. People as well as me believe that God doesn't stop the suffering, but he helps us face that suffering even by telling him in our prayers we feel relieved that we can get it off our chests....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Iago’s opinion of women.

- Iago’s opinion of women. Shakespeare’s play Othello is based on tragedy of Othello’s jealousy, which ironically leads Othello to kill Desdemona, his beloved (wife). Evil Iago is above all Shakespeare’s villains. Iago is a person with evil emotions, and as a result he deceives everybody, he also is exceptionally influential character who has taken in everyone, above all his own wife Emilia. His public face of bravery and honesty conceals a satanic delight in manipulation and destruction, and he will stop at nothing....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Public Opinion and Polling

- Public Opinion and Polling Americans are showing signs of disaffection with a presidential campaign that is just beginning. The public thinks the press and large campaign contributors are having too much influence on who gets nominated, and a 60% majority thinks voters themselves have too little say. The latest Federal Election Commission, conducted on the heels of protracted controversy about coverage of alleged cocaine use by George W. Bush, found public reservations about news coverage of most "character issues" ranging from youthful drug use to psychological counseling....   [tags: Papers]

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My Opinion of Romeo

- My Opinion of Romeo Essay Question: What is your opinion of Romeo. I believe that Romeo is a very passionate person; he is a strong lover; charming and considerate, and later on, a fighter and a killer. He is controlled by his feelings, his emotions and instincts, and he does whatever they tell him to do, be it good, or bad. Most of the time during this play he relies on his feelings and instincts, without taking time to stop and think, which makes him lose his head a lot (he is impetuous), and when he does so, he does very stupid things, which he almost always regrets....   [tags: Papers]

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Should Political Polls Influence Political Decision-making?

- “In no country is public opinion so powerful as in the United States” stated British journalist James Brice in 1900 (Erikson, 3). He was very perceptive as the use of polls of the public was increasing. Politicians traditionally have the goal of re-election. Because of this, many politicians are swayed by the results of polls of the public. The question is, of course, are the political polls correct and how much they should effect and influence political decision-making. This has been something that politicians have had to ask themselves for many years, and in the end there is four main lines of thought on political polls....   [tags: public opinion]

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Euthanasia Opinion

- Euthanasia Opinion Euthanasia is the intentional termination of life by another at the request of the person who dies. Although it is legal in Holland, it is illegal throughout the UK and is an extremely controversial topic often discussed in the media. When it is being debated it is essential to address all the issues and arguments for and against, religious and non-religious, as all the churches oppose it strongly. There are very many points against euthanasia. The first is that life is a gift from God and only he can take it away....   [tags: Free Euthanasia Essay]

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Voiced Opinion

- Voiced Opinion There are several people in this plain west Texas town that are constantly turning up their noses at people who are contrasting to their high society cradle of humanity. It has gotten to where people can no longer express their individuality without having the proverbial finger shaken at them. If a person is not wearing the most elite of brands, then at best, that person will be ignored; in most cases, they will receive ridiculing looks and hatred filled words. Although these upper echelons are not necessarily of Christian faith, they carry a 'holier than thou'; attitude that portrays that they are better than everyone else....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Revolutionary Opinion

- Revolutionary Opinion They all say, ?Taxation without representation is tyranny.. Those revolutionary fools. Surely they jest. I am well aware that many of my fellow townspeople believe in this notion. It is rather sensible, after all. Who really likes to pay taxes. Not I. However, all those that subscribe to this train of thought are living in a dream world. In reality, it is the other way around. ?Representation without taxation is tyranny.. Revolution is futile and will only result in more taxes for the whiners to gripe and moan about....   [tags: essays papers]

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Opinion Letter

- Opinion Letter Dear Sir/Madam I am writing to the Mercury to express my viewpoints on the pending construction of the Science testing laboratory opening in the Great Yarmouth area. As we all know, it will be doing medical experiments on animals, and possibly cosmetically orientated experiments on animals. This is a very volatile area and could lead to all sorts of circumstances. Personally, I have no problem with it. I think that humans and their wellbeing far outweigh that of animals....   [tags: Papers]

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The division between knowledge, wisdom, and opinion

- In modern society exists a constant struggle between individuals to develop the keenest intellect. Humans compete on a daily basis for the intellectual power over other humans. In conversations, arguments, tests, academic achievements, recreational quizzes & games, and in the execution of daily tasks, displaying one’s own intellect is vital. But how well do such events measure an individual’s intellect. What defines intellect in the first place. Intellect can be divided into three forms: knowledge, wisdom, and opinion....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The History and Public Opinion of Capital Punishment

- The History and Public Opinion of Capital Punishment The history of the death penalty goes back to the earliest civilizations where it was used to punish all sorts of crimes from robbery, to murder, to different forms of heresy. In the United States it evolved to just punish murder, treason, and some cases of rape. It has been an issue that has sparked a never ending debate that goes back to colonial times. The general public traditionally supported the death penalty in a majority with only a few politicians speaking out against it (i.e., Benjamin Rush, Ben Franklin and later on Horace Greeley)....   [tags: Capital Punishment Death Penalty Ethics Essays]

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