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The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged

- The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged   In this world, and in the world of Ayn Rand’s imagination, there are two kinds of people: those who live to create, and those who wish to live as parasites feeding off the benefits of those creations. In Atlas Shrugged, she explores what might happen when the creators of the world stop creating; the parasites are left to try to live on their own. The novels that Miss Rand writes always reflect this sort of thing. She writes of the battle between the two types of people as some write of the battles between good and evil....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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The Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged

- The Triumphant Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged     In reading the fiction works of Ayn Rand, one becomes quickly aware of her use of characterization to display a set of mores that apply to a group in today's society she is describing. In Anthem, for instance, even the names hold significance toward the point of the story. The name Liberty 5-3000, a gross smear of the philosophy of her world, becomes The Golden One, and then Gaea in the eyes of the protagonist. This use of a name, a face, to convey the message of a group becomes a common thread through all four of Miss Rand's novels....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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How does Cloud Atlas offer an Interpretation of Marxism in a Highly Technological Society?

- ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need’ is a slogan popularised by Karl Marx to illustrate a communist society which will produce an abundance of goods and services to satisfy everyone’s needs. It is important to note the significance of differing time periods – Marx wrote in the 19th century, whilst Cloud Atlas was written in 2004. Whilst Mitchell utilises aspects of Marxist theory in his novel; unlike Marx, he explores how pertinent Marxism is to a modern and technological society....   [tags: marxism, cloud atlas, societies]

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Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living

- Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living         Warning - this paper is not formatted !     Who Is I. In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand provides a well-written explanation of objectivism in a monumental novel about those who hold the world on their shoulders. Her characters are a myriad of individuals, ranging from the highest achievement possible: a human, to one of the most horrid creatures on this planet: a once-human imbecile. She gives the reader insight into the psyche of society and the motivations behind our actions....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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Extraordinary Potential of Man Revealed in Atlas Shrugged

- The Extraordinary Potential of Man Revealed in Atlas Shrugged   Freewill is the tenet on which men founded the United States of America, and the glory of "America the Beautiful" stems from the unlocked potential of its people. The callused hands of the laborers sip from the cup of American wealth, not the lazy plowman demanding government help. The inventor's mind synthesizes, theorizes, and designs the American dream, not the indifferent, insolent mechanic. The steel will of the industrialists propels the nation to greater heights, not the selfish arrogance of the beggar....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged     Capitalism, according to John Galt, is "mutual trade to mutual advantage," (Rand Atlas Shrugged 989) or as Adam Smith put it: "[trade] by mutual consent and to mutual advantage." In true capitalism, the economy is strictly separated from the state, just as there is a separation between church and state in the USA. This basic tenet of capitalism describes the only economic system that can be morally justifiable. Communism, fascism, socialism, dictatorships and "regulated capitalism" are all systems that breach upon an individual's basic rights, while capitalism respects and recognizes a man's right to control the product of his...   [tags: Atlas Shrugged Essays]

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Atlas Shrugged - Iser and Bakhtin on the Closed Text

- Atlas Shrugged - Iser and Bakhtin on the Closed Text The process of reading places the author, text, and reader into a dynamic relationship in which, through a fusion of the author's literary vision and the reader's creativity, the text is transformed into an informative and enjoyable experience. This process is especially apparent in the novel form. As the theorist Wolfgang Iser states, a novel must be "conceived in such a way that it will engage the readers imagination in the task of working things out for himself, for reading is only a pleasure when it is active and creative" (Iser 51)....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged Essays]

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The Brillance That is Cloud Atlas

- The Brilliance That Is Cloud Atlas Some authors have the natural ability to enthrall the reader from the beginning, weave plots that are both entertaining and suspenseful, and end the book with the reader asking, “How in the world did he do that?” David Mitchell does just that in his award-winning novel, Cloud Atlas. Cloud Atlas is a science-fiction book that employs six different plots simultaneously yet separately. Mitchell utilizes different settings that span across ages and continents, shapes multiple plots, and alludes to the separate plots to link them together across the novel....   [tags: David Mitchell, book analysis]

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Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot

- Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot Introduction In most of the situation chance to finding victims still alive the rescuers have very short time to find the trapped or missing victims in collapsed structure. The solution for this use technology can make a great help for rescuers. Intelligent mobile robots can be very helpful and efficient tools to speed up search and rescue operation. Rescue robots are also useful to do the job in situations that are dangerous for human rescuers. They can enter into gaps and move though small hole that difficult for human and even trained dog....   [tags: rescue robot, specialized mission]

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

- “I swear – by my life and my love of it – that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine” (Rand 979). The last lines of John Galt’s speech in Atlas Shrugged declare the fundamental principle of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Her ideology plays an integral role in her literary pieces, functioning as the motor driving the actions, goals, and beliefs of the protagonists. From the first strains of Objectivism established during her childhood in Russia, Ayn Rand would develop and cultivate her ideas further in each novel, culminating in her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged....   [tags: freedom, bolshevik revolution ]

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Independent Movies: The Cloud Atlas

- ... The third story is about Luisa Rey, a journalist in San Francisco who discovers a conspiracy regarding a nuclear power plant in 1971. But before Ray receives the incriminating evidence, her inside man is killed. She begins to investigate with the help of the scientist Isaac Sachs and the plant’s head of security Joe Napier. Sachs is also murdered and the assassin makes an attempt on Luisa’s life, but Napier steps in and saves her. Together, they manage to kill the hitman and expose the conspiracy....   [tags: film analysis]

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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

- • What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. Characters very early on in the story of Atlas Shrugged are obviously concerned with the idea of goodness and what qualities constitute a person who is good and those that do not. It is evident at times with the author’s sarcasm that although these characters are obsessed with vocalizing their opinions, that their ideas of good are not quite correct....   [tags: Good vs Evil, Morality, Policy]

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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

- A number of characters very early on in the story of Atlas Shrugged are obviously concerned with the concept of goodness and what qualities constitute a good person and one that fails to meet this definition. It is evident at times through the author’s sarcasm although these characters are obsessed with vocalizing their opinions that their ideas of good are not on the mark. In fact, their drive to talk incessantly resolves nothing and devalues the meaning of almost every word. This same group of people hold to the philosophy that there are no absolutes and that no one is really right or wrong, as there is always some middle or “grey” area....   [tags: Conceptual Analysis, Characters]

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Atlas of Economic Complexity

- Introduction: The book Atlas of Economic Complexity proposes an index that measures how complex an economy is. The index is based on the hypothesis that what a country produces and exports is a measure of its economic complexity. They argue that in order to produce certain products, specific knowledge is necessary and that knowledge has to be in that society and must be channeled efficiently (Hidalgo and Hausmann, The Atlas of Economic Complexity 2011). In their book they suggest that their complexity index is an accurate predictor of future GDP per capita....   [tags: economy, GDP per capita, economics]

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David Mitchells’ Cloud Atlas

- A dystopia could be described as a horrendous vision of events to occur in the near future which can be depicted in David Mitchells’ book, Cloud Atlas, where the author mentions of polluted lands, waters and air (Mitchell, 2004). Such a dystopian wasteland is imminent in Rosia Montana, Romania where a substantial gold mining project managed by Gabriel Resources Ltd, a Canadian firm, might demolish three villages and four mountains, and build up a considerable reservoir for 214 million tons of cyanide waste which is used to extract gold from ore (BBC, 2013)....   [tags: Rosia Montana, Romania]

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Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another [hu] man, nor ask another [hu]man to live for mine. Missing citation… In the United States feminism is often shrouded in two categories, left and right wing, that fall into a spectrum of politics. Most people associate feminism with leftist movements, bra burning and man hating. The movement to many is a collectivist one which sets women together as a unit aiming towards the benefit of the whole. Collectivism is an outlook that places emphasis on a necessary interdependence among humans....   [tags: Feminism, Agency, Hero Worship, Individualism]

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Atlas

- Atlas In Greek Mythology, the Titans were a race of giants. Atlas was the strongest of all the titans. His father was titan Iapetus and his mother was the Sea Nymph Clymene. His brothers were Prometheus and Cronus. Atlas was the father of the Hesperides (Daughters of the Evening,) the Hyades, and the Pleiades. He was also the king of the legendary Atlantis. In etymology Atlas means “bearer'; or “endurer.'; An image of Atlas is a person with the world on his back. Also a book of maps is called an atlas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Recommendations To Atlas Electrica - Case

- Atlas Eléctrica recommendation: External strategy: 1) Buy La Indeca and the store chain La Curacao: - Why: To keep market shares and leadership in Central America, deeper market coverage. - How: Take long-term loans - Alternative: It will kill the company if other competitors buy La Indeca (Mabe, Whirlpool, LG, Samsung in Mexico)–they would take market shares from Atlas Eléctrica and by the time wipe out the company from Central America where Atlas Eléctrica has the biggest market shares....   [tags: Business Case Study]

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The World Geo-Graphic Atlas, published by Walter Paepcke

- Until the 1950s, Atlases were mostly comprised of maps that simply show space and place. However in 1953, the World Geo-Graphic Atlas, published by Walter Paepcke’s Container Corporation of America (CCA) with Herbert Bayer, changed people’s notion of what maps look like and what information they contain. Bayer believed, that maps were “a record of time and perhaps even a tool of prognostication.” By the use of Isotypes (International System of Typographic Picture Education), Bayer created an atlas that is universal, therefore allowed viewers to understand complex data more clearly and easily....   [tags: topographic pictures, innovation]

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Capitalism in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, displays societal destruction caused by intense government economic intervention. Rand heavily stresses Capitalistic views, however straying from “public good” appeals. On the contrary, Rand views the public good as inconsequential and possibly detrimental when considering capitalism. Ayn Rand varies from Capitalist defenders supporting views disregarding public good and considering competition driven innovation, public works downfalls, and unrestrained governmental control....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Francisco d’Anconia in Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_

- Francisco d’Anconia bursts onto the pages of Atlas Shrugged just as “he flew through the days of his summer months,” “like a rocket” (94). Through Dagny’s eyes, Ayn Rand introduces Francisco as larger than, and full of, life—a being of pure joy; a shining beacon of ability, productiveness, purpose. It is no wonder that Dagny expects great things from Frisco d’Anconia. Yet, Dagny is crushed by what Francisco does become. He “changes his course,” leaving Dagny, and the reader, with the question: how could Francisco d’Anconia, purpose and productivity incarnate, a man who, even as a boy, understood that industry is “the most important thing on earth” and that to study a motor is to “[absorb] th...   [tags: Character Analysis]

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atlas shrugged

- Book Review: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand Taggart Transcontinental is not to be excluded on the effects of declining economic situations experienced by the whole country. Dagny Taggart, the vice president in-charge of operations, upon her visit to the Rio Norte Line to inspect the damages it maintains, goes straight to her brother’s office and reports that the line needs immediate attention and for that she has already ordered Rearden Metal to be used for that line. Jim denounced her decisions and actions not just because she does not have authority to make those orders but also Rearden Metal is not yet tried before by others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Movie Analysis : ' Atlas Shrugged And ' Continued With Chapter Three And Four

- We returned to Atlas Shrugged and continued with chapter three and four. Chapter three starts in a bar with Jim and a few of his friends talking about the economy. They are complaining about how it is not fair that Hank Rearden has his own ore mines which he uses to always deliver on time. Everybody else has to wait months or years before they can complete orders. Jim agrees that it is not fair and will use his connection in Washington to force Hank to get rid of his mines but only if they do him a favor by passing legislation that will force Dan Conway of Phoenix Durango to stop operations in Colorado....   [tags: Capitalism, Free market, Market economy, Ethics]

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Two Ideas: Both Wrong, Both Right

- Growing up I was a fan of superheroes. On weekends, I would spend endless hours cemented to the television enamored by courageous animations battling their foes in an attempt to save humanity. I was fascinated, not only by their strength and endurance, but also by their overwhelming intelligence. Somehow, they always made the right decision, just in time to rescue the victim and restore the world to its formerly peaceful state. Looking back, it is easy to see why superheroes are not real. While these programs undoubtedly offered me continuous entertainment, they also lulled me into the mindset that in every conflict, there exists only one right and one wrong answer....   [tags: Perspective, Opinions, Pernkopf's Atlas]

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The Roma Issue and the Slovak Republic

- Introduction According to the latest census in 2011 carried out by the National Statistics Office (2011) there were 105 738 Romas in Slovakia, which corresponds to the 2 % of the population as a whole. But this number is really distorting the reality. Carying out a survey on such a huge group of people, the whole country, has its disadvantages and issues. Over 7 % of the population has an unknown nationality, which is almost 400 000 citizens. The estimate of the project ATLAS of Roma communities in Slovakia (2013) the Roma minority comprises slightly over 7% of the whole population of the republic, which is about 402 000 persons....   [tags: geography, statistics, atlas of roma]

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The Motor Of The World

- The motor of the world Who is John Galt. John Galt is the ideal man. Ayn Rand illustrates the embodiment of the lost virtue—the human mind— in John’s character through his juxtaposition against the modern “man”. In the collectivist society portrayed in Atlas Shrugged, men are punished for using their only method of survival—thinking. John Galt utilizes his mind to create achievements and prosperity. By vowing to live his life only according to his own selfish ends, he earns the right to live freely to delight in this virtue....   [tags: Meaning of life, Mind, Morality, Atlas Shrugged]

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A Rude Awakening : Obamacare Dilemma

- A Rude Awakening: Obamacare Dilemma “According to the HSC Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008, the percentage of doctors that refuse new Medicaid patients dwarf by about 8 to 10 times the percentage that refuses new private insurance patients” (p.3). Such statistics are one of many important points Scott. W. Atlas addresses in his article, How Obamacare fails the poor and the middle class. Atlas’s thesis is to argue how individuals should take action against Obamacare, since it brings more bad than good, such as the new health insurance attributes that affects millions of Americans, in addition it allows healthcare to become more government controlled which limits an individual’s freedom...   [tags: Argument, Critical thinking]

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Growing Up Luke Nabi : A Self Conscious Feeling

- Growing up Luke Nabi was overweight, which initiated a self-conscious feeling he had towards himself during his youth (Sharp). In order to gain some self-confidence, Nabi found a personal trainer to get himself into shape (Sharp). The more time he spent at the gym, the smaller and weaker he felt (Sharp). Nabi’s goal was to be big and feel strong, so he decided to allow steroids to guide him along the way (Sharp). In a short two months time Nabi had gained seventeen kilograms (about 37 pounds) (Sharp)....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Drug addiction, High school]

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Marvel Of Marvel : Marvel

- Marvel Worldwide Inc., commonly referred to as Marvel Comics and formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, is an American publisher of comic books and related media. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Worldwide 's parent company. Marvel started in 1939 as Timely Publications, and by the early 1950s had generally become known as Atlas Comics. Marvel 's modern name dates from 1961, the year that the company launched The Fantastic Four and other superhero titles created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and many others....   [tags: Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, Fantastic Four]

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Evolution Of Hiv Case Definition

- Evolution of HIV case-definition In 1981, fear began to grip a nation as a mysterious new illness began to emerge. Since, the origins of this mysterious new illness had not been discovered, a descriptive epidemiologic case definition was used to identify the disease. This new disease, called gay-related infectious disease (GRID) was characterized by opportunistic infections, pneumonia and Kaposi’s Sarcoma, a rare cancer characterized by purple lesions. At first, it seemed to only be affecting a group, men who have sex with men (MSM), it did not take long to notice the growing number of hemophiliacs who also exhibited symptoms of the case definition, leading researchers to believe there must...   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Drug injection, Heroin]

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Ayn Rand And Objectivism By Danil Kolesnikov

- Ayn Rand and Objectivism By Danil Kolesnikov Ayn Rand, a Russian-American philosopher who had influenced Western society in 20th century with her ideas of rational egoism, laissez-faire capitalism, elevation of reason and comprehensive philosophical system called Objectivism. Alisa Rosenbaum (her original name) was born and raised in Russian Empire in the beginning of 20th century. She was from a well-to-do family. Her father was a successful entrepreneur who run his own pharmacy and her mother was an aristocratic woman who took care of their three daughters....   [tags: Ayn Rand, Capitalism, Laissez-faire, Objectivism]

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Support Aboriginal Housing Services ( Ahs )

- I am extremely interested in obtaining the “Strategic Business Manager” position with Housing Authority. I am excited by this opportunity to support Aboriginal Housing Services (AHS) team in achieving its objective of successfully enabling Western Australians to have a place to call home. I understand the challenges associated with managing and controlling such large-scale, complex programs as I have done it before: I am currently working as a Manager in Program Portfolio Management (PPM) directorate of Ernst and Young, providing EY’s major clients, including public and private sector organisations, with performance management and reporting systems, governance frameworks, delivery assuranc...   [tags: Project management, Management]

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Project Controls And Project Management

- I have a sound understanding of project controls fundamentals, which is proven by my accreditations in project controls and project management disciplines as follows: I am among the few cost engineers in Australia, who were granted the globally recognised cost engineering credential of CCP (Certified Cost Professional) by Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) in Canada. This credential proves my extensive understanding of cost engineering, cost estimation, cost controlling, budgeting and forecasting, project accounting, and cash flow management....   [tags: Project management, Management]

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Sports: Avoid the Steroids

- Since 2009 social activists from the United States have been attempting to reduce the amount of young male teens using steroids due to the fact that they have dangerous effects. After much research, there have been signs of delayed puberty in those young men using steroids. The mere use of this drug has also been linked to post-traumatic stress. The most dangerous of all the side effects has to be the violence and mania known as “roid rage” that these young men suffer. Including depression, all of these dangerous effects are the reason that we have seen the presence of activists throughout the United States....   [tags: steroid abuse, addiction]

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The Rod Of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue ( Hcfr ) Ambulance

- Rod of Asclepius This Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) ambulance features the rod of Asclepius on their vehicle. HCFR works towards the prevention of fires and assists with emergency medical calls. In Greek mythology, Asclepius was the god of medicine, aiding those who were in need of his help, with the knowledge given to him by a snake he cured. Henceforth, Asclepius and is often depicted with a snake wrapped around a rod. His staff is a symbol of healing, which is why it is commonly featured on objects with a relation to medicine....   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Prometheus, Trojan War]

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The Impact of Greek Mythology to the World

- Greek mythology has been around for hundreds of years, and it has influenced much of our culture with it’s outrageous stories and fables. With epics like “The Odyssey” teaching morals to ancient Greece, or myths like Hades and Persephone “explaining” how seasons were created , “the group of stories known as classical myths were first written down by the ancient Greeks,” each having their own plot and storyline, but all leading to one another in a combined piece (Bingham, 6). The stories of Greek Mythology have influenced the arts and literature of the world, displayed the morals that the Greeks believed in, and changed how they thought about science and natural events....   [tags: literary analysis, stories, fables]

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Morocco’s Geography, History, Economy, and Culture

- Do you remember hearing about stories of flying carpets. These stories are traced back to the Arab culture, and most Moroccans now share this culture. Like Morocco’s famous rugs woven with different colors, old and new customs intertwine to make one culture. In this paper, you will explore Morocco’s geography, history, economy, and culture. Morocco is located in northern Africa and borders the Mediterranean to the north, the Atlantic to the west, Algeria to the east, and Mauritania is to the south....   [tags: stories, flying carpets, arab culture]

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A Report On The Urease Test

- The Urease Test is used to differentiate organisms who are able to rapidly hydrolyze urea through the production of the enzyme urease. This test applies more to gram-positive cocci who are catalase-positive. Urease is critical in detoxification of waste products and supplies a source of nitrogen for amination reactions that produce amino acids and nucleotides (Department of Biological Sciences, 2015). The test was performed on a slant agar that has a high concentration of urea and contains a phenol red pH indicator....   [tags: Nitrogen, Ammonia, Oxygen, Bacteria]

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The Reoccurring Discussion Of Health Care

- The reoccurring discussion for health care in the United States seems to be a push for universal health care, just as other developed countries have, because it is best for the people of a nation. So, what happens when the population of a nation is four times larger than any other. Can that country adequately be utilized or compared to as a model for universal health care systems of another country when population sizes and dominant cultural characteristics are so different. Britain and Indonesia are both island nations that have universal health care systems....   [tags: Medicine, Health economics, Universal health care]

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Court Systems and Criminal Justice

- The two types branches of our court systems is the duel court system (Bohm & Haley, 2010, p 288). Each system in the Federal or State side contains numerous possibilities in their jurisdiction with their authority to of the court to hear and decide cases (Bohm & Haley, 2010, p 288). However, the two courts described are: Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction and Trial courts of General Jurisdiction. Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction is a state court that is referred to as the “lower court”; interestingly some states have no formal legal training requirements to serve as a judge in this type of court....   [tags: Law, criminal justice, law enforcement]

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Greco-Roman Influence in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

- Greco-Roman Influence in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra Greco-Roman mythological images seem to dominate Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Ever since the humanist revolution started, Renaissance writers, including Shakespeare, systematically tried to revive Greek literature and Greek mythology. It was an attempt to establish an alternative authority to Catholic scholastic dogma that has the stamp of antiquity. Shakespeare's knowledge of mythology was almost exclusively Roman, especially in relation to love and war....   [tags: Antony Cleopatra Essays]

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Small and Medium Sized Scale Enterprise (SMEs) Finance Sources and Difficulties

- 1.Introduction Small and medium sized scale enterprise ( SMEs ) occupies the crucial position among the worldwide economic activities, particularly in developing country, whose flourish has already became a sign of the rapid development of economy. However, more than half SMEs face the severe challenges of surviving. Among all the possible threats during business activities, inadequate access to capital is the most important factor to determine the enterprise’s destiny (CCH, Australia, 2013). Even worse, SMEs are under the tremendous stress of the financial and economic crises which lead to the depressed consumer market, contractive loan of financial institutions....   [tags: economy, finance, debt, bank, policy]

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What Is Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Of 2008?

- So what is Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. GINA is a federal law designed to protect people in the United States from this form of discrimination. The law has two parts: Title I, which prohibits genetic discrimination in health insurance, and Title II, which prohibits genetic discrimination in employment. Title I makes it illegal for health insurance providers to use or require genetic information to make decisions about a person 's insurance eligibility or coverage. This part of the law went into effect on May 21, 2009....   [tags: Genetics, DNA, Discrimination, Employment]

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The Wealth of a Country and Education

- The connections among wealth and poverty, housing and education and war and crime are apparent when looking at the data provided from the Atlas of the Real World. The wealth of a country is a key factor in the success of the education system. If a country can afford to maintain and develop their education system, the people will benefit. It is crucial to understand the general statistics of each: wealth and poverty; housing and education; and war and crime before analyzing how each connects with the other....   [tags: Education ]

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Effects Of Smoking On The United States

- The people of America are addicted to the death sticks, but is it too late to reverse the situation. It is possible that the economy of the United States is reliant on the tobacco industry. While we can acknowledge that smoking is unhealthy, and even deadly, the involvement of the product may be a vital component of the country. This sparks a very heated debate that affects the health and finance of every citizen. If cigarettes were banned in the United States, the cessation and prevention of smoking would positively impact the health of humans, of animals, and of the environment....   [tags: Tobacco, Cigarette, Tobacco smoking, Nicotine]

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Structural Analysis Of Reading Related Brain Regions

- Project Title: Structural analysis of reading-related brain regions Instructions: The statement of purpose from the student must include the following: a clear statement of the goal or purpose of the proposed project, an explanation of the proposed project that will be understandable to an educated but general audience, a schedule for conducting/completing the proposed project within the designated period of time, a statement of what you will expect to gain by participating in the UTPB Undergraduate Research Program, and a detailed budget....   [tags: Cerebral cortex, Brain]

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The Russian Doll, By David Mitchell

- All Truth is Constructed and Deconstructed Human 's possess an innate ability to repeat their actions, emotions, and ambitions because they are unchanging and transcend time. Because literature is a reflection of humanity, good, insightful literature calls attention to common, relatable ground. Although a superficial examination of human nature may portray differences, the similarities are ultimately there under the surface; just as David Mitchell uses the Russian-Doll structure of his novel Cloud Atlas to express the transcendent nature of humanity....   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, Truth, Narratology]

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The End Of Life Care Act

- Summary The End-Of-Life Care Act, Patient Notification Act AB-2139, expects a health care provider to notify the patient if they have a terminal illness. To accomplish this health care act, the health care provider and the patient need to work together. Unfortunately, this act has challenges from both sides. However, based on two surveys (the 2011 survey of California adults conducted by O 'Malley 's organization and The Dartmouth Atlas Project), consultation with professionals in the field of health care, and a patient’s family, Brown (2014) explained the dedication and hard work by physicians in the end-of-life....   [tags: Health care provider, Patient, Medicine]

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Romans : The Book Of Romans

- Romans: The book of Romans is an epistle written by the Apostle Paul to the church in Rome approximately 56-57 A.D. which consisted of both Jewish and mostly Gentile believers, and is estimated to have consisted of five large households than a modern understanding of a congregation Paul, writing from Corinth during his third missionary journey, wrote to the Roman congregation, whom he had not yet met, to encourage them in their faith. The book of Romans has long been considered by the church as one of the most prolific expositions on the Gospel....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Paul of Tarsus]

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What is Scoliosis?

- The human spine is a medical marvel of sorts, which is not only responsible for helping us to move or lift things, but to bare our body weight, and preserve a normal body alignment. It’s impossible to exist without a spine. Scoliosis is defined as the curvature of the spine and although it isn’t specifically considered a disease, it is very serious complication resulting from a multitude of different symptoms with no definite known cause. Fortunately, with the passing of time, and development of new technologies doctors are now treating this debilitating condition in numerous ways....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Now You See Me Movie

- This past year a lot of eye catching movies made it to the big screen, one that particularly stood out to me was the heist film, Now You See Me. The movie stars a few well-known people such as Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco. The movie in a nutshell is very well explained by the synopsis provided by IMDB “An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.” There are many magic tricks that take place besides just the bank robbery, however, that trick is the main focus point throughout the whole movie....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Review, Magic, Movie]

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The Ninth Labor Of Hercules

- The ninth labor of Hercules seemed like an easy one at first, simply get the queen of the amazon’s girdle, the queen even agreed to give it to him. The labor took a dark turn when Hera intervened once more. She tricked the Amazons into thinking Hercules was out to steal away their queen. A battle ensued in which the strongest man alive killed the queen and took her girdle. What seemed like an easy job was made difficult by the goddess of marriage. The next labor involved a lot of traveling for the hero....   [tags: Greek mythology, Heracles, Labours of Hercules]

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An X-Ray of Morocco

- ... Then the last is the desert region which lays in the southern part of Morocco. One can find this, by going beyond the Atlas Mountains. This region has virtually no rain, very hot summer daytime temperatures and very cold winter nights. It is a rough place to live and not for the faint of heart. When Morocco gained possession of Western Sahara in the 1970s, allowing them to have two-thirds of the world’s potential phosphate reserves. According to Our Africa ,Phosphate exports account for over a third of foreign trade revenues for Morocco....   [tags: North African countries]

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Heracles: The New Jesus

- ... Throughout the myth parallels are drawn to the Judea-Christian Genesis story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The similarities between the two myths lead to the conclusion that Heracles Eleventh Labor along with the second portion of Genesis are not typical creation myths. The myth itself is not so much a creation myth as it serves a greater purpose than to tell how the world and man came to exist. It's purpose is to demonstrate being and the relationship man has with mortality and his surroundings....   [tags: imagery, tree, serpent, myths]

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Hercules: 12 Labors Of Hercules

- Hercules: 12 Labors of Hercules Hercules, in Greek mythology, was a hero known for his strength and courage and for his legendary adventures. Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek hero Heracles. He was the son of the god Zeus and a human mother Alcmene, wife of the Theban general Amphitryon. Hera, Zeus' jealous wife, was determined to kill Hercules, and after Hercules was born, she sent two great serpents to kill him. Hercules, while he was still a baby, strangled the snakes. Hercules conquered a tribe that had been demanding money from Thebes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Necessary Alterations to the Standard Model After the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle

- The Standard Model (SM) describes the fundamental particles of matter and their interaction with one another governed by three of the fundamental forces; electromagnetic, strong and weak. The Higgs boson, proposed fifty years ago by theoretical physicists (Brumfiel, 2012), is the fundamental particle responsible for mass and is an essential component of the Standard Model. Furthermore, it’s the only particle of the SM that has not yet been observed. In 2012 a particle consistent with the Standard Model Higgs boson, of mass around 125GeV (Aad et al....   [tags: electromagnetic, physics, mass]

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Your Body is trying to Destroy You! Genetic Mapping Can Help Save You

- ... Another reason is because the National Human Genome Research Institute has new goals to expand the use of genetic mapping which includes finding ways to lower the cost of genome sequencing to less than a thousand dollars. It would be a huge feat but a goal the Institute could manage to realize in the next ten years. ("Decade of Genomics NHGRI Celebrates 10th Anniversary") There was a little unforeseen additional to the National Institutes of Health, which is the Cancer Genome Atlas. The whole goal of this program is to use genetic mapping to its full potential when it comes to cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention....   [tags: cancer, tumors, human genome]

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The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation

- What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” This oft-repeated paraphrase of a less-palatable line of Edmund Burke’s has made its way into the modern public vernacular as a call to vigilance against the eternal creep of evil. Yet the question remained: “What is the nature of this evil?” and “What action do good men take in order to prevent it?” In her 1957 Magnum Opus, Atlas Shrugged, the American novelist Ayn Rand put forward the next step in that lin...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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China: History, Politics and Economy of this Great Country

- China is an East Asian country roughly the size of the United States of America that boasts a history of great achievements. Nestled between Mongolia to the north and India and Vietnam to the south, China has a land area of approximately nine and a half million square kilometers (CIA - The World Factbook -- China). In all, China is bordered by thirteen countries including Afghanistan, North Korea, and the Russian Federation. China is accredited as being the oldest constant world civilization. Records dating as far back as 3,500 years have been collected....   [tags: culture, international relations, foreign]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- The physical items a soldier carries into war may not seem important at first, but they are crucial to the short story “The Things they carried” written by Tim O’Brien. On the surface, the various items are carried along for numerous reasons. Initially, they are largely determined by necessity. After that, they serve partly as a function of rank and field specialty. An item may also present itself as a means of killing or staying alive. Others were determined, to some extent, by superstition. The items also varied according to the mission....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Blushing, Humiliation]

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Corporate Credit Card Programs : A Corporate Card Program

- One of the key pieces of any well-managed corporate travel program is a corporate credit card program. Corporate credit cards are the fundamental payment mechanism for travel, centralizing payments, providing visibility into spend and enhancing the intelligence travel buyers can use to approach supplier negotiations. After purchasing one of Atlas’ biggest competitor, the Atlas corporate credit card program has become fragmented. Considering the Atlas corporate card programs, we found that cards were divided between two suppliers and were not disseminated to all travelers....   [tags: Credit card, Payment, Bank of America]

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The Five Critical Component Of A Creative Work Environment

- Innovation has become a critical element for a business to be successful. More emphasis is placed on creativity as it is the core that drives innovation within a company. Businesses must provide a conducive work environment to produce and grow a creativity amongst its employees. We will discuss the five critical component to a creative work environment which include challenging work, organization encouragement, supervisor encouragement, work group encouragement, lack of organization impediments and freedom....   [tags: Creativity, Idea, Employment, Innovation]

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Ayn Rand and How Her Works Criticize Collectivism

- ... It says men do not have any moral imperative to each other except to respect the rights of other individuals. Everybody takes responsibility for themselves, and what they do. This oath is the cornerstone of Objectivism. Ayn Rand also uses stories to help convey that collectivism leads to complete turmoil. A tramp told the story of how Twentieth Century Motor Factory failed: "There was one young boy who started out, full of fire for the noble ideal, a bright kid without any schooling, but with a wonderful head on his shoulders....   [tags: individualism vs communism]

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A Study On The Thyroid Cartilage

- 1. Hyoid a. This bone is parallel to the C3 vertebra, and is usually palpable while the patient swallows. (Starkey, Brown, Ryan, 2011) b. This bone’s primary purpose is to anchor the tongue, while also holding up the larynx, allowing for speech. (Acland, 1999) 2. Thyroid Cartilage a. The thyroid cartilage is located between the fourth and fifth vertebrae, and is usually palpable while the patient swallows. (Starkey, et all., 2011) b. The function of this cartilage is to protect the anterior portion of the larynx, so inflammation in this area can be associated with a thyroid gland enlargement....   [tags: Vertebra, Cervical vertebrae]

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The Epidemic Of New Infectious Diseases

- Introduction One health is a concept of bringing together human, animal, and environmental health. That is a further step of the control of infectious disease. Over three decades, epidemic of new infectious diseases has occurred more often. Many unknown diseases such as Lyme disease, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Nipah virus disease, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) were not isolated before 1982. Moreover, growth rate of antibiotic resistance and re-emerging infectious diseases such as rabies and food-borne diseases are occurring nowadays....   [tags: Epidemiology, Health, Infectious disease]

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The New Theme For Healthcare

- The new theme for healthcare in the United States seems to be a push universal health care, just as other developed countries have because it is best for the people of a nation. So, what happens when the population of that nation is 4 times larger than another. Can we adequately compare or utilize that country as a model for universal health care systems when population sizes and dominant cultural characteristics are so different. The country of Brittan is part of the National Health Service (NHS) overseen by the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain....   [tags: Medicine, Health economics, Universal health care]

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Emergency Kits For Life 101

- Emergency kits for life 101 College or not College that is the question. Many articles have been written on the subject, and there are many opinions on the subject. Does a college degree truly prepare a student for the workforce. An argument against education as it is now, Jeffery James a Linked in blogger chimes in on the subject, stating colleges are not preparing students for the workforce and what that means for recruiters. James relies on the McKinsey study, that states only one out of four employers believes that traditional universities are “doing an adequate job of preparing graduates for the workplace....   [tags: Academic degree, University, Employment]

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Atlantis, A Lost Continent

- Introduction. Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, an advanced civilization developed some 11,600 years ago. Plato affirms that, as the result of a huge volcanic cataclysm of worldwide extent, this continent sunk away underseas, disappearing forever. Official Science - the one you learn at school - rejects the actual existence of Atlantis, as it has so far been unable to find any traces of its reality. But the reason for that is simple to explain. Everybody has been looking in the wrong locations, as Atlantis indeed lies in the opposite side of the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cartography: An Ancient Art

- Cartography has an ancient history. Since five-thousand years ago in Mesopotamia until today, mapmaking has always accompanied mankind’s discoveries. Maps are still used today, but advanced technology has transformed “the very definition of the term ‘map.’” Traditional cartographers defined map as “a graphic representation of the milieu,” (Robinson, Petchenik, 1976) or “any geographical image of environment.” (P.C. and J.O. Muehreke, 1997) However, scientists today use maps that are far from the traditional definition of the term “map”; they use maps of the brain, human DNA, and even distant galaxies....   [tags: Literary Review]

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The Vertebral Column

- The vertebral column is made up of 33 vertebrae that unite together to form a singular structure. The Vertebral column lies in the middle of the body, from the base of the skull to just below the hip bones. The vertebral column is split into five separate sections. The Cervical, made up of 7 vertebrae, Thoracic, 12 vertebrae, Lumber, 5, Sacrum, 5 fused vertebrae and the coccyx, 4 more fused vertebrae. Each individual vertebral are separated by interverbral discs are joined together by ligaments and muscles....   [tags: Anatomy ]

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The Importance of Ground Wate

- The Importance of Ground Water Many people assume that water is an unlimited natural resource. Is this true. Although water appears abundant, recent circumstances indicate that it is seriously vulnerable to pollution and depletion. Throughout this essay we will examine what ground water is, how it is important in the water cycle, how it's contamination can affect us, and what we can do to protect our ground water from contamination. Ground water is the water found in spaces between soil particles and rocks, within cracks of the bedrock....   [tags: Papers]

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The 1893 World’s Fair

- The 1893 World’s Fair A World’s Fair is an “[I]nternational exposition that features exhibits dealing with commerce, industry, and science.” (World Book Encyclopedia 412) Entertainment is also present along with cultural activities. In 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, although inaugurated a year late, commemorated the discovery of America. I feel that the Exposition displayed some of the more beautiful architecture of its time; its immense buildings and sculptures drew heavily from Greek and other classical styles, and it could possible be because of the sweeping popularity in Beaux Arts architecture....   [tags: Arts World's Fair Essays]

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Atlantis, The Lost City

- Atlantis ~ The Lost City Atlantis is known to most people as a legend or myth written by the Greek poet Plato, but is it possible that this lost continent really existed. Is it all legend or could there be some fact to it. Contrary to common belief there have been numerous geological and historical findings that actually give proof to the existence of this lost city. In the book Imagining Atlantis it tells us the story written by Plato. "According to ancient Egyptian temple records the Athenians fought an aggressive war against the rulers of Atlantis some nine thousand years earlier and won....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Improving The Foster Care System Of West Virgini Suggestions From Case Workers And Foster Families

- "Fixing Foster Care in West Virginia: Suggestions from case workers and foster families." Purpose: The purpose of my study is to better understand the foster care system in West Virginia. The study will ask a sample of caseworkers and foster parents their thoughts on the benefits and challenges facing the foster care system in WV. Methods: The research method I will use is in-depth interviews. I will be asking study participants how they became involved in the foster care system, their thoughts on the positive and negative aspects of foster care, any issues or problems that might be of concern to them, and any suggestions they might have for improving the system....   [tags: Foster care, Fosterage]

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Analysis Of The Song ' Total Eclipse Of The Heart ' By Bonnie Tyler

- Music: vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion. To many, music is just something listened to on the radio on the way to work or a form of background noise at gatherings. To few, music is something that touches them personally. For me, music is a large portion of my personality. I grew up as a dancer and music has become the culture that shaped me to become who I am today. Certain songs will help me to remember times in my life when I performed a piece to that song....   [tags: Love, Emotion, Trojan War, Music]

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The Functions of Geography Throughout the Time Periods of History

- Geography is the one discipline that throughout history has served many functions. Function like where to get resources, take a trip., find new places and function its served during different eras throughout history Furthermore three of geography most important function thought out history is the purposes it served during the eras of Roman, Greek, Chinese, Islamic and early modern Europe. The important purposes of geography through these ages and the benefit geography got from European Imperialism....   [tags: topography, ptolemy, greeks, romans]

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Unfair Advantages: The Loss of Lowering College Acceptance for Athletes

- College bound students around the world are in search of an easier route to be accepted into college. What about college athletes. These students are those who stand out. Many college athletes feel as though they deserve a “reward” for enhancing the school’s program. Though they may deserve acknowledgement of their participation, lowering admission standards will lower their effort in school as well. Intercollegiate athletic programs corrupt their educational institutions by advertising a double standard and devaluing scholarships in favor of athletic competition....   [tags: college, accept, athletes]

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My Surprise at the Number of Romantic Relationships with Women

- Were you aware that transitionally there were so many ways for women to have romantic and/or sexual relationships with one another. This reading was very interesting and I have a lot of friends who are lesbians and even some who are bi-sexual and have told me about their personal experiences. But, I had no idea that there were so many different ways for women to have romantic/sexual relationships with others. I found it very interesting to read about so many different women living in different countries and cultures who choose to have a romantic relationship with another women and sometimes become the more dominant partner in the relationship; even though in most cultures it is highly discri...   [tags: lesbian, bisexual, culture]

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The Health Care System : Employer Funded Health Insurance

- The United States has a wide range of health care that is privately funded, and a lot of the rationing is by costs: the individuals gets what he or she can or what their employer can pay for to help insure their employees. Our previous health care system is employer-funded health insurance is existent due to the federal government supported it by making the insurance premiums tax deductible. Concerning the public sector, which is mainly Medicare, Medicaid, and hospital emergency room, medical care is limited or controlled by long wait times, expensive copays, reduced costs to physicians that even discourage some of them from assisting public patients and rations on disbursements to hospital...   [tags: Medicine, Health insurance]

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Evaluating School Counseling Programs: Needs Assessment for Students

- Needs Assessment Developmental School Counseling and Pupil Services In determining schools effective counseling practices, school counselors have a responsibility in showing that their programs are effective. A needs assessment will determine what works and which areas need improvement. Measuring results is crucial in determining success from failure. Evaluating counseling programs holds counselors accountable and allows them to do their work effectively. The assessment is designed to identify the major issues, concerns and challenges facing students who are being bullied....   [tags: Education, school counselor]

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