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Biological Control of Alien Invasive Plants

- The scientific field of the biological control of alien invasive plants (AIP) has developed rapidly over the last 100 years in various countries (Morin et al. 2013) but, are some countries performing better than others. Biological control looks to diminish the negative consequences of alien invasive plants. For example, biological control reduces alterations of biotic and abiotic processes produced by AIP occurring within the ecosystem (Richardson and van Wilgen 2004). Major sites of invasion like the United States of America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have therefore been at the forefront of scientific progress in the field of biological control (Julien and Griffiths 19...   [tags: Alien Invasive Plants]

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The Alien and Sedition Acts

- In the late 1780's to the 1790's there were many different controversial topics, in the United States, including both domestic and foreign policies. American’s reactions were heightened due to the fighting between political parties and sense of distrust with other nations. This time of instability and turbulence set the stage for the passing of the Alien and Sedition Acts. In order to understand all of these events, the basis of the two political parties that started the conflict must be explained....   [tags: Alien and Sedition Acts]

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The (Un)Typical Alien Story: Book Review

- “When that moment comes, and it always comes, if you can’t get up and you can’t give up, either, here’s what you do: crawl” (Yancey 419). The Fifth Wave, written by Rick Yancey, was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in 2013. It is a young adult science fiction book and can be found similar to Ender's Game. In this successful book, one will find a fresh plot, a strong heroine, and strong character development. The 5th Wave follows two main characters, Cassie and Ben, and two supporting characters, Sammy and The Silencer....   [tags: fifth wave, rick yancey, alien attack]

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A Comparison of Outsiders in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Legal Alien

- Outsiders in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Legal Alien In Pat Mora's poem, "Legal Alien," the author describes her biracial character as being "viewed by Anglos as perhaps exotic, / perhaps inferior, definitely different, / viewed by Mexicans as alien," a description which highlights the situation encountered by people who strive to be prestigious individuals by floating between cultures and who consequently fail to be a part of any particular group (Mora 9-11). Often the individuals are biologically trapped between two probable lives, and they forge ahead to meet the opportunity of possibly belonging to the higher society while they degrade the small culture which has weaned t...   [tags: Eyes Watching God Legal Alien Essays]

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Alien ( 1979 ) : Feminism

- Alien (1979): Feminism In the thirty years since its release, Alien has become a film of various debates amongst film theorists. Academic analyses of the film draw attention to many differing themes, most popularly with feminism. Most critiques, academic and otherwise, ultimately conclude that Alien is a feminist film because of its representation of the workplace as a home to equality and a place where traditional gender roles have been obliterated. What is ultimately revealed by Alien is the anxiety of men during the era of second-wave feminism in which the film was produced....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott]

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The Alien And Sedition Acts Of 1798

- The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 exposed bitter controversies between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans. The four bills placed extremely strict regulations on incoming immigrants and prohibited freedom of speech among the people. John Adams and Alexander Hamilton, the most notorious Federalists at the time, reasoned that the Alien and Sedition Acts were a necessity in order to keep America safe. However, disputes arose from this because they were many underlying possible true reasons as to why the acts were put into place....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Federalist Party]

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The Case Of The Alien Tort Statute

- There is long history of the Alien Tort Statute pitot to the kiobel’s case. Alien Tort Statute (ATS) is approved by Congress in 1789 to provide the federal courts jurisdiction over tort statement. U.S. made a commitment about human rights and international law. However, George Washington was against the cruel treatment of British soldiers. History describes that during foreign plaintiffs seldom appeal the ATS in the past. However, the precedent prove that in 1980. Around two centuries after the ATS turn into law, Filartiga v....   [tags: United States, Supreme Court of the United States]

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Immigration Is An Illegal Alien Or Immigrant?

- Immigration has been going on since the early 20th century when foreigners were allowed to come to America for jobs and other life opportunities. This would be the beginning of many foreigners coming into America without government permission or once entered, staying beyond their termination date of the visa given therefore becoming an illegal alien or immigrant. It is a problem and like any other problem, there is a solution. By pardoning illegal immigrants in America, this will allow many immigrants to start a new life erasing their past life in their past country but by doing so, this would mean that political offenses and other misbehaviors will be forgotten, a risk that is worth taking...   [tags: Immigration to the United States]

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Evience of Alien Life

- What is an extraterrestrial. Ex•tra•ter•res•tri•al: outside, or originating outside, the limits of the earth ( ). They are more commonly known as aliens. There are two kinds of aliens that are widely recognized: microbes, and ones with probes. The small life forms of bacteria are being studied and tested by us humans. Conversely, we are being studied and tested by the larger, intelligent beings. There are numerous accounts of animal and human abductions and alien sightings. Also there has been considerable amount of data collected on the microbes....   [tags: extraterrestrials, ]

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Night of the UFO and Other Alien Instances

- Zoom. You see something fly before your eyes. It hovers for a moment then flies off again. It had bright lights and went at a speed faster than any airplane you have ever seen before. What you may have seen was an unidentified flying object, or a UFO. These are some of the characteristics people have applied to UFO sightings. Other typical descriptions include shapes in a fog, haze, or a strange illumination with no apparent explanation. This is the “Night of the UFO.” The story begins with the first well-known sighting in 1947....   [tags: Extraterrestrials]

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The film Alien

- The film Alien Once I had watched the film "Alien" the dining room scene was the one which left a lasting effect on me. In my opinion it was the most effective and well directed scene in the whole film. As the scene starts the whole cast is sitting around the dining room of the space ship in which they are travelling home, after some kind of expedition. The characters, Kane, Parker, Ash, Dallas, Lambert, Ripley and Brett are all involved in general conversation. There is then a close up of Kane and Parker, which I think is to show that Kane is starting to get back to his usual self, as he was in a coma in the previous scene....   [tags: Papers]

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The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798

- The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 The debate of the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 revealed bitter controversies on a number of issues. Most of the controversies had, however, arose even before these acts; as far back as the penning of the Constitution. The writers of the Constitution knew that as time proceeded, the needs and demands of the nation and of the people would change, leading to controversy. By not assigning specific powers to specific groups/parties, governments, they unintentionally created a vast problem in the years to come....   [tags: American America History]

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The Alien and Seditions Act

- The Alien and Seditions Act The debate over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 revealed bitter controversies on a number of issues that had been developing since the penning of the Constitution. The writers of the document knew that over time the needs of the nation and its people would change, and therefore provided for its amendment. But by not expressly delegating powers to specific organizations, whether the federal government, state governments, or the people themselves, they inadvertently created a major problem in the years to follow....   [tags: American America History]

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The Meaning Behind Alien Abductions

- www.angelfire.com/mt/montalk Souls can only incarnate inoto bodies with DNA responsive to and compatible with that soul. Because souls are shaped by experiences and thoughts, different soul types will reincarnate into different body types of the same species. As humans, their personality is influenced and restricted by the characteristics of their soul. Spiritual evolution is limited by one's biological, genetic, and physical composition. For instance, a dog cannot grow emotionally as we do because their brains are biologically incapable of perceiving the same range of emotions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Debate over Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798

- Two popular parties in America during the formation of a new nation debated for decades over different laws, policies and other various government issues. These two parties were know as the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans also known as the Jeffersonian Republicans. Popular names in the Federalist party included John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay while James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were the most know Democratic-Republicans. Perhaps the largest debate was over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798....   [tags: federalists, republican, debate, government]

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The Alien And Sedition Acts

- The debate over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 revealed bitter controversies on a number of issues that had been developing since the penning of the Constitution. The writers of the document knew that over time the needs of the nation and its people would change, and therefore provided for its amendment. But by not expressly delegating powers to specific organizations, whether the federal government, state governments, or the people themselves, they inadvertently created a major problem in the years to follow: Constitutional interpretation.Shortly after the Constitution's ratification, two distinct camps formed, each believing in opposite manners of interpretation....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Critical Analysis of I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

- I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore expresses the importance of never giving up hope no matter how grim the situation may seem. John and Henri settle down in Paradise Ohio, hiding from an alien race called the mogadorians. Henri travels to Athens, Ohio, to find out more about Sam’s magazine. John and Sam save Henri and learn the mogadorians are closer than ever. The mogadorians find Henri, John, Number Six, Matt, Sarah and Bernie Kosar at the school and a battle commences. During the battle Henri sacrifices himself, letting the rest escape....   [tags: alien sacrifice, ]

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Dbq Alien And Sedition Acts

- The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 The Alien and Sedition Acts were not merely intended for immigrants who spoke out against the government but more to detain the growth of the Democratic - Republican Party. These four Acts coercively lessoned the likelihood of the party mounting power by eliminating its majority group; soon to be citizens. Many issues led up to the creation of the Acts. This Cause and Effect can be traced all the way back to George Washington's Presidency; a few years after the creation of the Constitutional government after the Articles of Confederation were expulsed....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Need for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act

- The Necessity of the DREAM Act In August of 2001, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch introduced the first iteration of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (or, the DREAM Act). It was intended to be a companion bill of sorts to his party-mate Senator Chris Cannon’s Student Adjustment Act of 2001, which had been introduced a few months before. The Student Adjustment Act of 2001 was meant to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 so that undocumented immigrants would be eligible for higher education benefits such as in-state tuition in the same way as documented residents of the state in which they lived, and to amend the Immigration an...   [tags: DREAM act, immigration bills and policies]

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An Encounter Through The Lens Of Mora 's Legal Alien

- When confronted with the unknown we feel a sense of confusion or a yearning to learn more. A crucial part of growing up is learning about yourself and finding an identity, one that you may not have previously known. In this essay I look at Joyce’s “An Encounter” through the lens of Mora’s “Legal Alien.” This is important because it shows us how difficult it is to grow into a new identity. When looking at Mora’s “Legal Alien” we can see her struggle of fitting into a certain group, which helps us to understand the young boys struggle of growing up and his reaction to facing the complexity of the real world throughout his encounter....   [tags: Boy, Emotion, Feeling, Mexican American]

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Commentary on The Only Alien on the Planet by Kristen Randle

- After reading, The Only Alien on the Planet, my views have changed on people. I have realized that some friends, like Caulder and Ginny, in the book would be willing to do anything to help Smitty in his situation. They didn't give up on him even if he never talked to them, because they knew Smitty was acting like that for a reason. Another view of mine that has changed is on how people act to one another. It has taught me that just because a person acts a certain way to you, like Smitty not talking to anyone, can be much more serious than you think....   [tags: Friendship, Actions]

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The Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act

- Undocumented students are unable to further their education after completing the public education system. The Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) was created by a proposal to cease penalizing children of illegal immigrants who were brought over to the United States by their parents at an early age. The DREAM Act includes many requirements that are necessary to be considered an applicant. The DREAM Act must be implemented in order to provide hard-working individuals greater opportunities, due to the fact that undocumented students are discriminated by cause of their illegal status....   [tags: Education, illegal immigrants]

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The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act

- Each year in late spring thousands of young students are graduating from high school and are looking forward to begin college. Most students have chosen what college they are going to, have packed and are ready to go and accomplish their dreams. However, there are thousands of students that graduate each year, that have dreams as big as their classmates and will never know what it is like to attend to a college or even visit a college campus. But they have hope that their dreams can be accomplish by passing the Dream Act....   [tags: dream act, economy, law, students]

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The Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors Act

- The Dream Act stands for: development, relief and education for alien minors. It is a proposed bill to grant certain illegal immigrants permanent residency. Through this essay I will explain why the dream act is important and why Americans should accept it. The Dream Act is important, because it would give students who grew up in America a chance to either help our country by fighting in the war or a change to obtain a higher education. Not only is the Dream Act good for our economy, security and nation, but it is also being overlooked on who is allowed to become legal....   [tags: dream act, residency, war, legal]

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The Book Visions Apparitions Alien Visitors By Hilary Evans

- Movies like “Haunting in Connecticut” or “The Grudge” are fairly well-known and it is understood that they revolve around the concept of hauntings. Hollywood makes hauntings out to be nothing more than a vengeful spirit out for blood, however hauntings are so much more than that. In order to better understand the concept of a haunting and in turn to better understand the local legend of Gibbs Bridge, a firm grasp of exactly what traits a haunting encompasses is essential. The book Visions Apparitions Alien Visitors by Hilary Evans clearly states what the characteristics of haunting consists of in chapter 1.7....   [tags: Ghost, Haunted house, English-language films]

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Alien And Sedition Acts

- ALIEN AND SEDITION ACTS In 1798, when Congress passed both the Alien and Sedition Acts, it was very much constitutional. These acts were definitely in the best interest of America. America was a significantly young nation, at the time, and could not afford to create problems caused by foreigners coming to America. They did not have enough national power to sustain order if everyone was attacking the newly created laws, and many of those rebels being citizens from foreign countries, nevertheless....   [tags: essays research papers]

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UFO’s and Alien Life

- UFO’s and Alien Life For many incredibly interesting years, a certain question has troubled scientists, the government, and actually the rest of the world. Does alien life exist, along with the idea of unidentified flying objects, better known as UFO’s, and if they do, should the government keep spending money on the subject, when life on earth is in such financial trouble. Much research and money has been invested in this wondrous topic, although for the past fifty years scientists still remain clueless about the existence of extra-terrestrials....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Alien And Sedition Acts

- With a new system of government came unprecedented decisions, and the decisions to be made about numerous matters created infinite disagreements among the diverse population of America. People were thinking about this new system of democracy, a system that anticipated and called for changes, leaving the future open to concerned minds. With the ability to influence the law of the land came the fear of abuse. Decisions made or ideas presented were seldom view without bias, and quick accusations of right and wrong began as the major split between ideals formed....   [tags: ap US history Document Based Question]

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Women in Alien 3

- Women in Alien 3 This morning I was struck by the realization that I've beengoing to movies for fifty years now; starting when I was eighteenmonths old, my mother would take me on a streetcar every Thursday togo shopping, have lunch, and go to a matinee and stage show at thePantages or the Orpheum in downtown Los Angeles. Clearly I likemovies and I usually find something enjoyable even about bad ones.I can hardly remember a time when I have seriously consideredwalking out of a film. But I considered it yesterday afternoon asI was watching "Aliens 3"; I was thinking it was the mostunremittingly unpleasant film viewing experience I could remember....   [tags: essays papers]

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Alien and Sedition Act

- You are back in the year 1798, the government has just passed a law saying what ever they do and create it will be the standard. You have no say or any comment on it, because frankly they just don’t care. You are now placed back in the year 2001, would it be possible to apply a law of such magnitude to our society today. I don’t think so. Our country is based upon individual rights, we are allowed to say what we feel, and do what we want. It is what has shaped our country into what it is today....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alien And Sedition Acts

- The debates that built up over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 revealed bitter controversies on a number of issues that existed since the making of the Constitution. If something went wrong with the Constitution, the Founding Fathers planed to amend it, but they did not consider how they would amend a splitting nation’s views. It became evident that the nation was tearing apart due to opposing view points. These differences could not be changed by the amendment of the Constitution. On numerous accounts they did not see eye to eye: on the meaning of the Constitution itself, on many Domestic Issues, and became evident in Foreign Policy....   [tags: Political Science]

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Alien 3

- It was in 1979 that the nightmare began, when the spaceship the Nostromo landed on an unknown planet to answer a rescue message and later explore an abandoned vessel. That’s where the crew met for the first time a creature as deadly as beautiful, the Alien. This creature and it’s environment, created by the talented Swiss artist H.R. Giger, were the main antagonists from the movie « Alien », directed by Ridley Scott and featuring Sigourney Weaver as the only survivor of the Nostromo crew when the Alien penetrated it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alien Attack

- It was a day like any other day in Decatur, except for the constant rumble coming from the sky. Nobody knew what it was. After awhile the rumble had turned into a low, discrete roar. A little girl named Emma, who lived in a ranch home heard these noises as well, and woke her mother up. Both being terse, not talking a lot, new something bad was about to happen. Emma was trying to be diffident, hoping nothing bad happens, about this unusual situation. After all of the confusion of the sounds, the town went quiet and nothing happened....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Conspiracy Phenomenon: Alien Abductions in the U.S.

- Alien abduction stories have always held a strong interest among people all over the world, captivating our attention and curiosity as they propose yet another unsolved mystery of gigantic proportions and unthinkable consequences for humanity to contemplate. More so in modern times, and especially in the western world, where the media is a more significant part of culture, many science fiction novelists and screen writers brought out the issue to the public in the form of entertainment. This, due its widespread appeal, gave these stories a certain level of credulity among the masses, and sparked curiosity for closer investigation....   [tags: Sociology]

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Women and Religion in the Film Alien and Frankenstein

- Women and Religion in the Movie Alien and Shelly's Frankenstein The issue of religion in women's horror is much like the issue of class. In most major organized religions there is a definite patriarchal structure of male dominance. The Father, the Son, the Pope, bishops and priests are all part of this structure that mostly lack woman influences. The religious structure reflects the male dominated society as a whole. As one would expect, women are frightful and perhaps horrified at this exclusionary system and in women's horror the idea of a woman Christ figure has been brought forth....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast]

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Alien and Sedition Power: The Story of an Immigrant

- In the beginning, of our country, it was the Federalist Party with supreme power. In 1796, John Adams, a federalist, was President and the majority of congress was made up of federalists. John Adams was a very strong leader. He believed in federalist actions very much. He helped bring federalists to their current position. They were supreme, the law of the land. There was only meager opposition: the Democratic-Republican Party (DRP). This new party was led by Virginians Thomas Jefferson and James Madison....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Aliens in America: The Impact of Alien Invasion Upon American Culture

- ... Moreover, it was one of the first nations that created the myth of the evil Aliens and the possible Alien Invasion in earth. If we accept that Aliens are something uncanny, what could be the familiarity that US nation has with something that was actually repressed and returned in the form of fear towards the extraterrestrial life. I would suggest examining some historical facts regarding USA. According to Wikipedia, soon after the World War II the Cold War started, which was a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States with NATO and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in Warsaw Pact)....   [tags: extraterrestrials on Earth]

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Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 and The National Defense Authorization Act of 2014

- The Alien and Sedition Acts were passed by Congress on July 14th, 1798. At this time in American history, John Adams was President and the Federalist had complete control over the federal government. On the surface, the Federalist and the Adam’s Administration appeared to be supporting these laws with the concern of national security and the safety of our borders. However, it became evident that the Federalist had political motives to destroy the Republican Party and anyone who agreed with them....   [tags: Federalists, Laws]

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Alien Abduction Explained by False Memory Syndrome and Sleep Paralysis

- Can alien abductions be elucidated scientifically as a product of sleep paralysis, false memory, dreams, or just an overactive imagination. The abductees say that they were awakened from sleep and transported to an alien spacecraft. The description of which usually begins with what sounds like an episode of sleep paralysis. Up to 60 percent of people have experienced sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis transpires just prior to falling asleep, or while awakening (Spanos, Cross & DuBreuil, 1993). The brain and body temporarily desynchronize when waking from REM sleep....   [tags: Psychology]

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Invasive Alien Species: Disrupting and Changing the Normal Ecological Functions

- Introduction Invasive alien species are disrupting and changing the normal ecological functions of biomes, ecosystems, and the biosphere as a whole (CBD, 2009). They are a threat to biodiversity and can cause damage to, or even eradicate native species which natural cycles and other organisms depend on. While disrupting energy flow, food chains, and shaking the structure of ecosystems to the core, invasive species create not only ecological, but also a whole host of social, economic, and health issues that affect the livelihood of almost every organism on earth, including humans (CBD, 2009)....   [tags: dominance of a foreign species, ecological issues]

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Analysis of Paul Scearce´s Deaf Alien Visitors from Eyeth

- Paul Scearce’s De’VIA piece titled “Deaf Alien Visitors from Eyeth” is a great example of a piece of resistance artwork. The scene depicts several themes prominent in De’VIA such as the misconceptions of deaf people, the judgmental behaviors of those who do not understand deaf culture, a lack of communication, and the lack of a sense of belonging in the community as well as the alienation of deaf people and the negative view on ASL. There are also a few more subtle themes that relate to affirmation, such as the deaf people’s search for Eyeth, and their attempt to educate others about the merits of ASL for deaf individuals....   [tags: artwork, science, misconceptions]

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As Envisioned in the 18th Century: Narrowing the Alien Tort Statute to its Original Application

- In the past thirty years, claims brought under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) by non-U.S. citizens against U.S. corporations has increased exponentially. The ATS was passed as part of the Judiciary Act of 1789 and allows non-U.S. citizens to bring civil suits in U.S. federal courts for violations of customary international law. The statute has been used to bring claims against corporations and government officials. Beginning with a landmark case, Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, in 2004, the Court attempted to limit claims allowed under the ATS to those comparable to international law claims envisioned in the 18th century, when the ATS was originally enacted, such as those involving ambassadors, safe...   [tags: judiciary act of 1879, customary international law]

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The Confrontation of Familiar and Alien in Blade Runner Directed by Ridley Scott

- Blade Runner, which is directed by Ridley Scott and is based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, is a Sci-fi Noir film about a policeman named Rick Deckard (played by Harrison Ford) in 2019 Los Angeles who was contracted to retire four genetically engineered replicants. The four fugitives, Pris (played by Daryl Hannah), Zhora (played by Joanna Cassidy), Leon (played by Brion James), where led by Roy Batty (played by Rutger Hauer) and have escaped from an off-world colony in order to find their creator and oblige him into expanding their pre-determined four year life span....   [tags: futuristic, capitalism, dystopia]

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Debunking the Truth Behind the Roswell Incident

- Society’s captivation with extraterrestrials stems back to when the first humans looked up into the night sky and gazed upon the stars. From simple navigation, to telling stories, that very human fascination helped to build the great civilization that we are all a part of. One of the first recorded stories of flying crafts was found in Egyptian tombs, written in hieroglyphs, depicted flying chariots piloted by the gods. Ever since, civilizations, such as the Romans and Greeks have been intent with flying amongst the gods....   [tags: alien abduction, extraterrestrials]

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UFO's and Extraterrestrial Aliens: Earth Has Been Visited

- The question of extraterrestrial life has perplexed scholars for many years. With so many reports of UFO’s and abductions, what is the truth of the matter. I have read many of Zecharia Sitchin’s books about extraterrestrials visiting Earth in the distant past. He collects his information from ancient clay tablets written in cuneiform, the bible, and many archeological sites from all over the world. In his series of books called, The Earth Chronicles, Mr. Sitchin has concluded that aliens came to earth hundreds of thousands of years ago....   [tags: Ancient Alien Theory]

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We Do NOT Have Extraterrestrial Ancestors

- Archaeology is the study of past human activities (Crawford, 2014). Although it has the potential to be subjective, archaeology essentially uses scientific methods to create theories about the past. Pseudoarchaeology, on the other hand, is an approach of archaeology, which does not implement scientific procedures in order to make allegations about the past. Pseudoarchaeology continues to be popular in society because it romanticizes the past in order to create a more compelling story for society (Feder, 2013)....   [tags: ancient alien ancestors]

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Analysis of M. Night Shyamalan´s After Earth

- “Danger is real, but fear is a choice.” As intriguing and captivating as this catch phrase sounds, the film as a whole may not fit that classification. While M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth (2013) is ineffective in reaching some of its audiences as anticipated, others seem to have enjoyed the movie thoroughly. The film opens with a promising story where humans are forced to escape a polluted Earth inhabited by an alien race that is trained to exterminate them and retreat to Nova Prime, a new home, to find refuge....   [tags: alien, human, earth, movie]

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The Representation of Women in Some Like It Hot and Alien 3

- The Representation of Women in Some Like It Hot and Alien 3 This essay will be about how women are and have been represented in films in the past and how they are represented nowadays. I will be looking at the roles and representations of women in 'Some Like It Hot' and 'Alien 3'. 'Some Like It Hot' was made in 1958. Marilyn Monroe starts in the comedy as Sugar Cane who is a very feminine musician. 'Alien 3' on the other hand was made 40 years after and is a sci-fi horror. Sigourney Weaver is the star of the film and plays the character Lt....   [tags: Papers]

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Roswell by Melinda Metz

- The preserving modern folk tale that is the invasion of aliens, is fully knotted within the cultural fear that one day in the near future, a threat of some unknown origin will be more powerful, more capable at warfare than we American’s can ever be. No mater the impossibility, it is a perceived end to the very short colonization of the North Americas. In 1947 a few miles from Roswell, NW, Mack Brazel found debris from an unidentified flying object scattered in a three-mile arc on his land. According to the myth told by the International UFO Museum Research Center in Roswell, NW, the metal had strange pictorial writings on the “I” beams and were purple in color....   [tags: UFOs, alien, fear]

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Star Dreck: Paranoia & Patriotism in Alien Invasion Films

- Star Dreck: Paranoia & Patriotism in Alien Invasion Films My premise is really quite simple: aliens are among us.And they're bad.But they're not the aliens you think they are, and they're not bad for the reasons you might imagine.In order to understand who these aliens are and why they're bad I want to begin by reaching back into the dark heart of the McCarthy era, when American paranoia in its most popular incarnation as American patriotism was at its peak.The year is 1951 and the film is Howard Hawkes' The Thing: From Another World....   [tags: essays papers]

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Why Modern Monsters Have Become Alien to Us

- Why Modern Monsters Have Become Alien to Us Late autumn has arrived and with it comes the dark magic of Halloween--and, of course, the murky thrill of monsters. Yet our appetite for a good monster knows no season. Ever since ancient times we have been fascinated with all sorts of tales about monsters and intrigued by myths and legends about those wild half-human beasts who haunt the edges of our forests and lurk in the recesses of our oceans. The sphinxes, minotaurs, and sirens of early mythology gave way to Beowulf's Grendel and Saint George's dragon, then to the mermaids, trolls, and one-eyed giants of our fairy and folk tales, and finally to those 19th-century Gothic classics...   [tags: Papers]

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H.R.Giger's Alien

- H.R.Giger's Alien "Hollywood's conception of extraterrestrial life was pretty much limited to either whimsical little green men or clumsy bug-eyed monsters. In a gritty future, Scott brought to life Swiss surrealist H.R.Giger's terrifying biomechanical beastie: an acid-bleeding, razor-toothed, overgrown cockroach with an ugly practice of gestating its offspring in human hosts……. Suddenly, space was a pretty scary place to be." (Schwarzbaum, 27) In 1979 an alien was born. Before 1979 the movie "Star Wars" showed the vastness of space where men and women fought among themselves for control of the universe....   [tags: Fim Movies]

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People and Conspiracy Theories

- Since the beginning of settled civilizations, people have had more mutual sharings than ever before. By the same token, there have been some conspiracy theories that are usually against the culturally accepted beliefs of religions, science and society. A conspiracy theory can be described so differently. However, as in his text, Marshall Brain explicates, a conspiracy is generally defined as a theory seeking to explain a disputed case or matter as a plot by a secret group or alliance rather than an individual or isolated act (Brain)....   [tags: alien abduction, religion, jesus christ]

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Poems: Where You From? by Gina Valdez, Legal Alien, Elena by Pat Mora, ad Here by Sandra Maria Esteves

- ... Also she talked about her “past and present” (Esteves 362) which can be interpret like she identifies herself in the same way in her past andher present. The final two lines in the first stanza can summarized her cultural problem “Given a cultural beauty... And robbed of a cultural identity” (Esteves 362), when she says she was “given a cultural beauty” she can be talking about her Hispanic blood, the way she look, but she also mentioned that was “robbed of a cultural identity” which she means that they take her identity away....   [tags: culture-language problems suffered by immigrants]

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H.B:No More Immigration Law

- All through American history people have immigrated into United States to find a better future for themselves and their family. Immigrants that have came into this foreign soil came to achieve the “American Dream”.You may ask yourself what is the “American Dream”. John Truslow Adam defines it as “ dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller or everyone,with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”(cite).Various immigrants through out the country have came into America soil to better their own lives and future of their families....   [tags: american dream, alien parents, children]

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The Alien Leader in the English Civil War: Examining Paradise Lost and The Blazing World

- The Alien Leader in the English Civil War: Examining Paradise Lost and The Blazing World Throughout history, many great conquerors and powerful leaders were aliens in their communities. Examples are Alexander the Great, who was Macedonian and led the Greeks, Josef Stalin, who was Georgian and later became dictator of the U.S.S.R., Adolf Hitler, the Austrian Fuhrer of Germany, and Napoleon Bonaparte, the Corsican nationalist conqueror in France. In two primary works of seventeenth century British literature, Paradise Lost and The Blazing World, John Milton and Margaret Cavendish both employ the device of the alien leader, but they employ these devices in different ways; which belie their tho...   [tags: Paradise lost Blazing World]

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The Alien Formation of Crop Circles

- ... This is true: the node in the plant is responsible for bending the stem in relative position to the sun. However, apical nodes in crop formations are found not to bend in direction of the sun, but bent towards the direction of the ground. Moreover, with the intense heat applied to the stalks, the moisture inside of the stem boils and causes the nodes to explode, leaving one, or many, small, but visible holes. (Stewart 52-53) These triple with another abnormality, found in most genuine circles: small, magnetized iron spheres....   [tags: art, vandalism,evidence, extraterrestrial]

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Human 's Inherent Racism And It 's Mind Of The Other Being Different

- Contact, whether with those around us or those out in space, involves an image in one’s mind of the other being different. What Stanislaw Lem states in Solaris is that contact between humans and extra-terrestrial life is impossible until we change not only that mentality, but our reluctance to accept differences in one another. One thing Solaris suggests is that it is human’s inherent racism and judgmental nature that holds us back from understanding extra-terrestrial intelligence. This is shown no clearer than in Chapter 3 – The Visitors – when Kris Kelvin meets his first visitor on the station: “I caught a gleam from the whites of her eyes and heard the soft slapping of her bare feet....   [tags: Life, Extraterrestrial life, SETI, Alien abduction]

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Does Dr Who tell us about science and technology or the Britain of its time?

- Does Dr Who tell us about science and technology or the Britain of its time. Discuss. Introduction Doctor Who has been one of the most successful TV series of all time. Produced by the BBC, it describes adventures of a time-traveling humanoid alien, the Doctor, who, in his spaceship TARDIS, encounters different times, places and parts of the universe (Leach, 2009). The series, aired from 1963 until the present day, is a science fiction drama, focused on cutting edge technology and alien civilisations but also, on social issues and individual behaviour, always presenting the Earth as a central setting for the Doctor's ventures....   [tags: time travel, humanoid alien, tv series]

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H.G. Wells Research Paper

- H.G. Wells Research Paper What if an alien species invaded earth. What if mankind could go forward, backward, and even pause time. H.G. Wells’ novels are very convincing of these incidents. His writings are very detailed, and he has predicted many future gadgets in his books. H.G. Wells converted from Christian to atheist to open up his mind, and become a more skilled science fiction author. From beginning to end his books keep the audience appealed and wanting more. Wells was a firm believer in science fiction....   [tags: science fiction, alien invasion, new diseases]

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An Alien's Experience in New York City in December

- In the month of December, New York City is such a crazy place. I walked down the street and was awestruck when I saw the most realized natural vision in the middle of New York City. It was a large hardwood plantation covered in these reflective beacons that hovered over an elliptical gathering spot. Here people were taking pictures and gliding across a frozen bond while wearing covers for their feet with small blades attached at the bottom for a more controllable slide. There seemed to be humans, both big and small, all with smiles, observing and enjoying each other's presence....   [tags: New York City, aliens, science fiction, narrative ]

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Illegal Immigrants Cause High Unemployment in Califorina

- California is one of the United States’ largest producers of agricultural goods. As a result, there has always been a demand for more labor to meet the quantity demanded. In order to fill the demand for labor, workers from Mexico or other countries south of the United States border crossed the border into California illegally, hoping to find work. In other cases, citizens from other countries will apply for visas in the United States and then overstay their visas. These workers become undocumented migrant workers, roaming from farm to farm, hoping that they can make enough money to send home....   [tags: Illegal Alien, Illegal Workers]

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Invasive Species Managment: The Greater Everglades Ecosystem

- ... Recently the park has started to serve another purpose. Due to the heavy encroachment of humans on the everglades, scientists now use it as a human impact gauge on the natural world (National Park Service 2013). Since the Everglades is so closely monitored the changes caused by human projects such as rerouting water can now be fully understood. This knowledge can then be applied to other projects all over the U.S. Importance of the Everglades What is left of the everglades includes nine different habitats; hardwood hammock, pineland, mangrove, coastal lowlands, freshwater slough, freshwater marl prairie, cypress, marine and estuarine....   [tags: damages, ecosystems, alien]

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Creative Writing: A Short Story of Beyond

- ... The Linwiks of the galaxy Leo A, while not having the military might, of the others were considered the smartest race, and often the first to create advancements in technology. They lived with a race of artifically intelligent robots called Haush. The Lizakeon were another species considered to be powerful, who came from Caldwell 18. The final species who helped maintain peace, was the Roriziv, who came from Pisces Dwarf. At the heart of the Local Group, existed the Bastion. It was a massive space station, in the shape of a rhombic triacontahedron....   [tags: GaVa, the Local Group, the union, alien]

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Japanese Alien and Japanese-American Poets In U. S. Relocation Camps

- On February 19, 1942, Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued the infamous Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the internment of 110,000 Japanese Aliens and Japanese Americans in concentration camps because of the so-called "military threat," they posed. In 1945, poet Lawson Fusao Inada wrote the following poem, titled "Concentration Constellation," which refers to the various relocation camps that were used to contain these people: In this earthly configuration, We have, not points of light, but prominent barbs of dark… Begin between the Golden State's highest and lowest elevations and name that location Manzanar....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Illegal Employee Case Study

- Illegal Employee Case Study 1 a. Summary of the case: Maria Elena works as a cleaner in your home You find her quite pleasant but of late she seems to be restless so you decide to find out the reason for it and you are shocked Her story in short goes this way .Maria Elena is an illegal immigrant who lives in San Jose with her husband and 2 children in a run down apartment with two other couples. Maria and her husband Luis heard of how good everything was in the USA from a cousin and decide to leave Mexico, to give a better future for their children....   [tags: Alien Illegal Employment]

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What does a Martian Look Like by Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart

- ET: Who wore it better. We’ve all heard, seen or read about those Sci fi stories about communicating with the aliens. Depicted more realistic than others, the aliens range in appearance from dangerous reptilian like monsters like in Aliens to cute little talking and walking teddy bears like in Star Wars. The aliens in these stories most of the time take over our planet and threaten human existence, while few depict very opposite storylines containing peace. In “What does a Martian Look like” by Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart, the authors try to achieve a more realistic viewpoint on alien life and to un-Hollywood-ize the prospect of other life in our universe....   [tags: aliens, appearance, science fiction]

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Web of Monstrosity

- Ridley Scotts, Alien is the story of a commercial towing vehicle called ‘Nostromo’ caring 20,000,000 tons of mineral ore is on its way back to earth when it intercepts an SOS coming from a mysterious planet. After a crash landing some of the crew sets out to explore the uncharted planet and stumble upon a hive colony. After one of the crewmembers get attacked and latched onto by one of the “facesuckers”. He is brought back on board the ship against their quarantine protocol to try and be saved. Ash is the doctor onboard who examined the creature attached to the face of the crewmember....   [tags: Film Review]

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Making Advertisements Memorable to the Viewer

- ... This background appeals that Kia Optima has no problem with driving on the bumpy or dusty road. The Kia Optima is pictured with perfect lighting upgraded wheel rims and tinted windows. This visual effect shows beauty of the car and raise purchasing desire. The target customer for this commercial is young middle class people and newly married couple. So this ad more focuses on curiosity and mystique by those settings that I mentioned earlier. In this advertisement, I also could find elements of masculinity that come from Tannen’s book You Just Don’t Understand....   [tags: customer, commercial, targeting]

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Mongie the Koogie: An Extraterrestial Short Story

- Mongie the Kookie sat up in his bed and rubbed his eyestalks. He pressed the bright orange spot on his belly and his bed disappeared. Mongie shook himself and went to his desk. He looked in his reflector and grinned. “Today is our field trip!” he sang as he twirled his eyestalks happily. His ears swiveled with glee. Mongie blinked the eye in the middle of his head. He did a little jig as he put on his jumpsuit over his purple body with its little orange spot in the middle. The green jumpsuit tightly fit his three legs....   [tags: School, Boy, Fieldtrip]

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Cause and Effects of the Endangered Species Becoming Extinct in the United States

- Pollution from human activities brings forth danger to the different species of animals and plants to become extinct. There are five threats examined in the authors’ researches; habitat destruction, pollution, alien species, farms, and disease. Over time, pollution, destruction, diseases have destroyed the natural habitats and homes of species such as birds, fish, plants, and animals. The science of how species become extinct come from the over harvesting of crops, which places a threat on our birds and plants due to the pesticide pollution....   [tags: pollution, animals, plants, destruction]

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The Existence Of Extraterrestrial Life

- The idea of aliens has been a topic numerous Hollywood movie producers and writers have been creating blockbuster movies and novels since 1902 with the French movie A Trip to the Moon. The existence of Extraterrestrial life has been seen as a possibility through the discovery of Exoplanets, Kepler Missions, and mathematical formulas. Others doubt the possibilities of an Alien species such as Enrico Fermi, and Pope Zachary. Although the thought of aliens has created numerous cults and science fiction books, many mainstream scientist have begun devoting money and time seeking the answer, do aliens exist....   [tags: Universive, Extraterrestrial Life]

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The Popularity Of Science Fiction

- By the 1950s, the film industry was in full swing, and going to the movies became a routine pastime for many. One way in which studios kept audiences returning to movie theatres occurred with the development of science fiction films. Though science fiction films had already been around for decades with films such as A Trip to the Moon and Frankenstein, it became an overwhelmingly popular genre and was in its prime throughout the 1950s. The production of science fiction films drew audiences in, becoming one of the most significant genres of the decade....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon, Science fiction]

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Apartheid : Apartheid And Apartheid

- Apartheid in District 9 Apartheid is a, “former social system in South Africa in which black people and people from other racial groups did not have the same political and economic rights as white people. There fare they were forced to live separately from white people.” (Merriam-Webster) Apartheid began in South Africa in 1948, and still exists today through movies, especially in science fiction. Movies like District 9 it present aliens as being on the apartheid side. The aliens were not allowed to live on earth, or even live on it in peace because they are not from earth even though they, came in peace....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, South Africa]

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Stuck in the Middle

- America is classified as the largest melting pot in the world. There are different beliefs, religions, and cultures that make up America and every individual in it. These may be great contributors to our nation, but unfortunately there are another major factors that aren't being taken under consideration by the individuals that pertain to the nation. This factor would be the acceptance of hybridity within a family. Individuals believe America is all about freedom, liberty, and equality. Little do they know there is more being contributed in an individuals daily life....   [tags: melting pot, religions, cultures]

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District 9 as Science Fiction

- I am unconvinced that District 9 is a science fiction movie. I’m not entirely sure where District 9 falls in the spectrum of movie genres, but I feel that its different styles and emphases make it a hybrid of SF and Monster elements encased in a Historically analogical Narrative. In my attempt to definitively determine which genre I would place District 9, I referred to Sobchack for aid in defining the difference between Science Fiction and other closely related genres, like Horror or Monster films....   [tags: Movie Analysis]

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Species Conservation Issues in the Southeast of England

- The increasing rate of environmental change is currently a global issue. This could be observed in measurements, such as a temperature fluctuation, rise of water level or could be observed physically such as population fluctuation. Most species vulnerable to such environmental change try to adapt to such changes. The rest die trying to or fly away avoiding them. The theory of Darwinian evolution is simply denoted stating survival of the fittest; making the weak eliminated. While conservationists struggle to conserve the genes that cannot cope with the rapid environmental changes, unexpected domination of species causes a lot of damages to nature....   [tags: Environment ]

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Applying Terminology Used Within This Area Of Law

- I. Whether a minor, can be designated a refugee as stated in 8 U.S.C.A. §1101(a)(42)(A) (West 2014) for the purpose of being granted asylum under 8 USCA § 1158(b)(1)(A) (West 2009). A. HG.org (http://www.hg.org/). The purpose of this site is to gain a basic knowledge regarding immigration and asylum issues to create an effective research strategy. Findlaw.com (http://dictionary.findlaw.com/). The purpose of using this site is to define terminology used within this area of law. B. Asylum – Billy wants to file an asylum petition for Jane because she is a minor....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, United States, Physical abuse]

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Are We Alone in The Universe?

- Are we alone in the universe. This one is a hard question to answer, but there seems to be an argument that this cannot be so. Firstly, the universe is a huge place, a place that expands every second. It is so big that earth is only a tiny atom in the universe, so we can’t be the only ones alive in all that possibility of space. Secondly, life needs certain things to form; these are called CHNOPS and these are found in other places besides earth. Thirdly, people have reported alien sightings on earth, and this too suggests that we are not alone....   [tags: universe, humanity, life, aliens]

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Immigration Reform and Illegal Immigrants

- Today in the United States, illegal immigrants has become a subject that has left many people upset and angry of the view on deportation. Unfortunately at the cost of personal relationships and attachments with friends and family. Yet in 1947,Helbert Leyman hit the topic of immigration right on the head by saying,“ We are a nation of immigrants. It is immigrants who brought to this land the skills of their hands and brains to make of it a beacon of opportunity and hope for all men (Messener,et al, 127).” Immigrants hands built this country of ours, what it is today....   [tags: immigrants, deportation, children]

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