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Common Ground's In Linguistics And Communications

- 'Two people's common ground is [...] the sum of their mutual, common, or joint knowledge, beliefs, and suppositions' (Clark: 93). With these words, Herbert Clark explains the linguistic notion in a nutshell. Common ground is indispensible to our communicating with other people and performing joint actions, as it provides the basis for the aforesaid and places it in the correct context. If, for example, marine-loving Layla goes on a trip with her boyfriend Eric to swim with dolphins, this experience and every sensation that has to do with it, adds to their shared common ground....   [tags: Herbert Clark, Analysis]

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Tax Reformation Common Ground

- The tax policy in the United States is very confusing. When the tax policy was originally written in 1913 it was four hundred pages. Now, over the past ninety one years, that tax policy has evolved to over 72,000 pages. Since the tax code has become so lengthy and nearly impossible to understand, the topic of tax reform has been in the minds of many. Although, most barely think about tax reform until tax season. It is a controversial subject due to the impact a change in tax code would have on the American people....   [tags: tax policy, United States, american history]

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On Common Ground

- On Common Ground The beeping of the metal detector set his mind in motion. And when he carefully uncovered a small metal button, it whispered softly, speaking of a great general, “He possessed every virtue of the great commanders, without their vices.” April 12, 1861- “At 4:30 a.m. Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina; the Civil War begins” (historyplace). There are about twenty lots in our neighborhood; all consist of close to three and a half acres....   [tags: Personal Narrative History Papers]

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Common Ground on the Abortion Issue

- Common Ground on the Abortion Issue      Is there some common ground which both the pro-choice proponents and the pro-life proponents would find palatable. Presently, the situation in the United States, nearly three decades after abortion became legal throughout the nation, seems to be at an impasse. Canada, presented with abortion (now on demand) throughout that nation four years earlier, has a similar situation. It is obvious that the issue of abortion will not just evaporate or go away. So where can both sides find a common ground for overcoming this seeming impasse....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Finding Common Ground for Christianity and Science

- Isaac Newton, the superb scientific genius who discovers calculus, believed in God (Hummel) and Nicolaus Copernicus, a Polish astronomer who proposes the heliocentric model of the solar system, had the faith and gets a layover (Poythress). In this modern era, science has shaped human lives in exceptional ways; through science, human can learn the medical knowledge, transportation development such as: cars and airplane, as well as other remarkable innovation. However, in olden days when science has not become the answer to the unknown, humanity seeks help and explanation in religion....   [tags: Big Bang theory was God's creation]

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Abortion: Common Ground Must Be Found

- Consider for a moment a society in which there are no rules or laws. A society in which everyone is allowed to do what they please whenever they feel like it without any consequences. The world would be in a state of chaos. In order to maintain order and implement laws we use a set of morals to judge what actions are permissible and which are not. Through evaluating their actions and the outcomes of these actions, humans begin to develop morals. However, to fully understand the consequences one must first claim responsibility for her actions....   [tags: abortion, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Old Testament: A Common Ground Among Religion

- Religion is a common theme that has bridged together people from all races and backgrounds. It has provided people with meaning and it has given hope to the hopeless. Religions have transcended culture and time untying people who believe in a higher power and choose to put their lives in the hands of the divine. Although all religions practices and styles of worship are not the same. Religions serve a greater purpose in directing people to pursue a moral and courageous life. All world religions focus on living a holy life to please and glorify some kind of deity....   [tags: Religion]

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Expanding the Common Ground of the World's Mystical Traditions

- Expanding the Common Ground of the World's Mystical Traditions missing works cited ABSTRACT: This paper addresses religious epistemology in that it concerns the assessment of the credibility of certain claims arising out of religious experience. Developments this century have made the world’s rich religious heritage accessible to more people than ever. But the conflicting religious claims tend to undermine each religion’s central claim to be a vehicle for opening persons to ultimate reality. One attempt to overcome this problem is provided by "perennial philosophy," which claims that there is a kind of mystical experience common to all religious traditions, an experience which is an immedia...   [tags: Culture Globalization Essays]

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Mothers, Daughters and Common Ground in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club

- Mothers, Daughters and Common Ground in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club Here is a journey that not only started "a thousand Li away", but from generations upon generations of tradition. The Joy Luck Club travels over time and continents to present the background and turmoil of eight amazing women. All of these women have had to deal with the issues of culture, gender, and family, each in their own way, yet all similarly. Amy Tan dedicates her novel to her mother with the comment "You asked me once what I would remember… This, and much more." Each of the mothers in Tan's novel wanted to teach their daughters the lessons learned in China while giving them the comforts of America....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]

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Exploration of the Common Ground Occupied by the Metamorphosis and the Wasp Factory.

- Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka explores the troubles of a young man named Gregor. The Wasp Factory explores the troubles of a young "man" named Frank. In Metamorphosis, the protagonist in the story is Gregor Samsa. He is a travelling salesman who awakes one morning to discover he has turned into an insect. It seems that Gregor's only use purpose in life is to work and support his family; this seems his own concern when he finds himself as an insect. "The next train went at seven o'clock; to catch that he would need to hurry like mad and his samples weren't even packed up, and he himself wasn't feeling particularly fresh and active" Gregor is alienated from by the ones who love him, much like...   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Character of the City Boston in J Anthony Lukas' Common Ground and Richard Broadman's Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston

- The Character of the City Boston in J Anthony Lukas' Common Ground and Richard Broadman's Mission Hill and the Miracle of Boston In this course we have learned that a city's character is "a legacy for seeing, interpreting, exploiting, and transforming its social, cultural and political opportunities as a physical community." How is it possible for a city like Boston to have character. Well, the institutional and cultural continuity along with the resistance and reconstruction of culture has allowed the character of Boston to be defined simply by the underlying idea of conflict....   [tags: Papers]

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Stand Your Ground Law

- Excerpt From: Flip a Coin: Heads, Stand Your Ground is Good Law…Tails, Stand Your Ground is Bad Law I. INTRODUCTION Batman and Spiderman are fictional characters that have been idolized by many people in this country for decades. We dress ourselves and our children as these characters for Halloween. Millions of dollars was made in movies that document and celebrate the “heroic actions” of these characters as vigilantes “fighting crime” with street justice. It is only fitting that state legislatures adopt a law that advocates this type of “heroic action” that is coveted by many, right....   [tags: Florida, coin toss, TV examples]

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Ground Zero, Sacred Territory

- Ground Zero, Sacred Territory This is a comparison paper on modern day sacred secular places versus mythological secular places in history. This report will summarize what elements mythical secular sites have in common. The report will explain how Ground Zero qualifies as a modern day secular site. The significance and functions of the twin towers before the attack will be addressed. Ground zero will be compared with the Areca Tree, noting differences in meaning, function, and common elements. Our modern day secular site is Ground Zero....   [tags: Mythology]

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Explaining Ground Rules, Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries as a Lecturer at Graham College

- ... Through this activity learners would feel more engaged in the process and would more likely to adopt and agreed these ground rules. As the group tutor I would also ensure the ‘common’ ground rules indicated above where included into the discussions and encourage participation by introducing ‘individual targets’ against which the learners could benchmark themselves throughout the learning journey. As a tutor Grantham College I need to deliver complex technical knowledge at all levels and provide a duty of care....   [tags: the teaching cycle]

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Women in Ground-Combat Units

- ... Another fear some have is a man’s instinct to protect women stopping a unit from completing their mission. A mission can be jeopardized if too many soldiers get injured or killed in action while trying to protect or save a woman in distress. Sexual assault and harassment are major issues being addressed in the debate due to the increase in sexual assault and harassment cases involving enlisted men and women. Some are speculating that by allowing more women in more combat units, sexual assault and harassment cases will increase....   [tags: females in the military]

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Common Core Consequences

- Today many people, educators, parents, and students alike, feel that school curriculum is inadequate, and does not properly prepare students for college and career. With this concern in mind educators, administrators, and school officials in the United States set out to come up with a solution to this growing concern. Their solution: The Common Core State Standards. A good way to look at Common Core is that they are standards “designed to present clear understanding of what students are supposed to be learning in school,” (Cox)....   [tags: Educators, Parents, Students, School Curriculum]

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Common Reasons for Immigrating to a Different Country

- America has the label as a flashlight at the end of a dark escape tunnel glued to its name. One thinks existence will be far much better if they were living in the “American Dream.” As a result, people tend to populate this country. Why do people leave their native country. One will immigrate to the United States of America on the grounds of economic reasons, personal reasons, and political reasons. These reasons contribute to a person leaving his or her native country and joining the culture of someone else’s....   [tags: Immigrants and Immigration]

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Limitations to Our Common Ways of Knowledge

- ... Essentially, we become biased towards that ‘tool’, seeing all problems as fixable by it. I will take, for example, an over reliance on emotion. To see such examples, we need only to look back in history to times of crisis, revolution, and rebellion, when tensions and emotions were flaring, and few decisions were made using reason. A prime example is the French Revolution, when conflict between the Girondin and Jacobin parties resulted in the mass execution of tens of thousands of ‘enemies of the state’, namely aristocrats ....   [tags: emotion, perception, tools]

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The "Stand Your Ground Law" Should Not be a Law

- Seventeen years ago, in a small town towards the southern part of Oregon, Springfield, a well-known mechanic went into a fast-food restaurant, walked behind a man who was eating lunch, and shot him in the back of the head. There had not been any sign of altercation that the man who was shot was carrying a firearm. But the shooter thought that the dead man had threatened his daughter. A local lawyer said that the dead man was in fact “a violent man, a drug dealer by trade.” Some people believe that the shooter should have left the case to the police, the local lawyer said, but the victim should also have “moderated his behavior.” George Zimmerman, a neighborhood-watch volunteer/wanna-be cop,...   [tags: Florida, Civil Rights, Defense]

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Networks: From The Ground Up

- Networks: From The Ground Up A network is merely a series of interrelated components, sharing information, linked by one common lifeline, spanning across a large area. When most people think of networks in the computer sense, cyberspace and the internet are usually types of networks that come to mind. However, these are just small pieces that complete the network puzzle. Many other types of networks include Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs), and also wireless networks as well....   [tags: Communication Technology Papers]

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Nitrate Contamination of Ground Water

- Nitrate Contamination of Ground Water The Earth's surface is covered by massive amounts of water, but only a small measure of it is safe for consumption. With a very limited supply, we need to focus our energies on preserving its quality and quantity. Nitrates pose a great threat to our precious groundwater. There are many ways that groundwater can be contaminated, but most aren't nearly as detrimental as an increase in the amount of nitrates within our groundwater. How do nitrates get into the water....   [tags: Ecology Environment Contaminate Essays Papers]

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Ground Water Contamination and Household Response in Missouri

- There are two sources of drinking water, surface water and ground water and they are each managed, monitored and regulated differently even though the actual water systems are interrelated and integrated. The state of Missouri has historically had plenty of high-quality fresh water sources; in the northern half of the state most of the drinking water comes from surface water while the majority of the southern population gets water from underground aquifers (Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 2010)....   [tags: Water Pollution]

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Blacklisting of Lexwiz on the Ground of Non-compliance with Qualifying Clauses

- RE: Blacklisting of Lexwiz on the ground of non-compliance with qualifying clauses Date: November 26, 2013 Questions Presented: 1. Can Mr. Shukla approach the supreme court of Jalladpur and challenge the blacklisting of Lexwiz for violation of Art. 14 . 2. Can he approach the High Court of Sardarpura for the same. Short Answer: There was violation of Article 14 within the meaning of principle of natural justice in the process of blacklisting as the client was neither served a notice nor given an opportunity to present his case before the board....   [tags: Legal Method]

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Myne Owne Ground

- Myne Owne Ground Anthony Johnson was a black man who arrived in Virginia around 1621 and was purchased to work as a slave in the tobacco fields of the Bennett Plantation. At that time he was merely known as “Antonio a Negro”, as it wasn’t common for black slaves to have last names. On March 22nd, 1622, an Indian attack on the Bennett plantation left only 12 surviving slaves, one of them being Anthony. In that same year a woman named Mary arrived at the plantation. Being that she was the only woman living at the Bennett plantation in 1625, Anthony could be considered fortunate to have received her as his wife....   [tags: American History Slavery]

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Germany as Fertile Ground for Luther's Message

- Germany as Fertile Ground for Luther's Message On 31st October 1517, All Saints Eve, Martin Luther (a monk and lecturer at the University of Wittenburg in Northern Germany) took the fateful step of nailing a sheet of 95 Theses, or arguments against indulgences, to the door of Wittenburg Castle Church. Following this simple act, there came massive repercussions; indeed, a reformation of the entire German Church followed. The news of Luther's act of rebellion spread through Germany rapidly, and caused an almost immediate response....   [tags: Papers]

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Thomas Paine's Common Sense influenced America's independence from Britain

- Thomas Paine wrote Right of Man in 1791, which was a guide to the Enlightenment ideas. In 1973, his book The Age of Reason, argued against Christian doctrines. Paine has a claim to the title The Father of the American Revolution due to Common Sense, originally titled Plain Truth, which was the pro-independence monograph pamphlet he anonymously published on January 10, 1776. This rapidly spread and it was the best-selling work in eighteenth-century America. It made complicated ideas understandable to common readers, with the use of clear writing in the pamphlet....   [tags: right of man, thomas paine]

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The Causes and Treatments of the Most Common Phobias

- ... The second common phobia is agoraphobia. Agoraphobia applies to an interrelated and overlapping bunch of fear of phobias of leaving home, fear of entering shops , crowds and public places or traveling alone in public transportation. Many people who are agoraphobic are terrified of being in situation that would leave them defenseless in public, and blocked exit. It's clearly true that panic attacks are characteristic of majority of agoraphobic people. There are two types of agoraphobia: with panic attack and without panic attack....   [tags: claustrophobia, agoraphobia]

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One Battle Ground at a Time

- “The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this”. (Albert Einstein quotes on Hemp). The United States of American is the largest customer of illicit drugs in the entire world. With this comes a problem or war per say on illegal activities that are generated by providing this country and its growing market with the supply that it demands....   [tags: Drugs ]

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The Ground-breaking Movie, Philadelphia

- The movie Philadelphia portrays the struggles and eventual passing of Tom Hanks’ character Andrew Beckett as he battles AIDS. According to the textbook, “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which destroys the body’s immune system” (Santrock, 2009). Andrew faces problems not only with his contraction of AIDS, but also with society’s ignorance of the disability. Throughout the movie, instances of prejudice and discrimination can be seen but are ultimately overcome....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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THOMAS PAINE, MORE THAN COMMON SENSE

- Thomas Paine is undoubtedly one of the most prolific founding fathers of the United States, albeit not in the manner most would expect from a founding father. Paine was not a drafter of the constitution, nor was he an early member of Congress or President of the United States. However, Paine did have a profound impact on society, not only in America, but also abroad. Often remembered for helping spur the American Revolution, yet not as often remembered for the other revolution in France. Two of the more famous writings from Paine are, of course, Common Sense and The Rights of Man, both of which were written during revolutionary times in separate countries....   [tags: Biography ]

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Common Law and Equity

- Common Law and Equity Inconsistent to draw up the relationship between common law and equity, we firstly have to define what is common law. What are the defects of common law, and to what extend equity have been created. From the development of common law and equity, what has been the effects of the Judicature Acts 1873-1875. What are the equitable maxims that are needed to be satisfied. What are the various kind of equitable remedies that have been developed....   [tags: Papers]

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Symbolic Interactionism Theory and the Ground of Routine Activities: Ethnomethodology as Portrayed by Harold Garfinkel and Herbert Blumer

- ... He recognizes four main central conceptions about symbolic interactionism crucial to understanding his propositions. People, individually or collectively, are prepared to act based on meanings of objects comprising their world (Blumer, 1969, p. 67). The interactions of persons usually occur in processes where they make indications to one another and interpret each other’s indications. Social actions both individual and collective are constructed through a process in which actors note, assess, and interpret the situations confronting them....   [tags: Interactionism, Psychology]

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Comparing Dermot Bolger’s The Holy Ground and In High Germany

- Comparing Dermot Bolger’s The Holy Ground and In High Germany       Some call it Ireland. Others instead choose to call it the Holy Ground. In the end, it doesn't matter which name is used to refer to the Emerald Isle. To those with Irish heritage, the mere mention of Ireland is enough to evoke many emotions: pride, happiness, nationalism, anger, just to name a few. They feel strongly about the country. It is not just the place where they were born. Love it or hate it, it is home. Dermot Bolger explores the feelings of two Irish in his plays The Holy Ground and In High Germany....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Our Hearts Fell to the Ground Exam

- Americans have many ideas of freedom, which often were conflicting. The roots of these conflicting ideas were often based on race and stunted our growth as a country. Although much of the focus in U.S history has been placed the conflicting ideas of White American freedom and African-American freedom, another main conflict was between Whites and Native Americans. White Americans believed that freedom was the right to own property, economic autonomy, and the right to participate in democratic elections....   [tags: Native Americans]

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Investigating the Habitat of Common Rough Woodlice

- Investigating the Habitat of Common Rough Woodlice Introduction There are many species of Woodlice found in the British Isles and because of their abundance they provide good material for an ecological investigation into their preferred habitat. Woodlice are of the order Isopoda which means, "the legs are alike"1. Different species prefer different dwellings however the Common Rough Woodlouse (Porcellio scaber) which has been used for this investigation, is commonly found around residential properties....   [tags: Papers]

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

- One of America’s oldest railroads, known as the first common-carrier railroad, was chartered on February 28th 1827, by a group of Baltimore businessmen. The main objective of the railway was to ensure traffic would not be lost to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, which was proposed and ground broken the same time as the railroad. The new railroad was a big invention, which allowed people and freight to travel by train. This was a huge improvement for the United States, since everything was becoming more advanced in other countries....   [tags: Common Carrier Railroad, Transportation]

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Key Similarities and Differences Between Roman Delict and Common Law Tort

- Q3. There is an obvious parallel between the Roman delict and the common law tort; but the analogy should not be pursued too far’. What are the key similarities and differences between roman delict and common law tort. Introduction A tort can be defined as a wrong that interferes with a person’s legally protected interests , whereas, a delict can be defined as a wrongful act causing damage to someone’s personality, family or property. There are many similarities between the Roman law of Delicts and the common law of Torts, including the similarity between the tort of liability for animals and the Actio de Pauperie and the Edict of the Aediles, the tort of trespass to land and the tort of...   [tags: Law, Legal Analysis]

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Higher Ground: Marxism in DeLillo's White Noise

- According to Raymond Williams, “In a class society, all beliefs are founded on class position, and the systems of belief of all classes …” (Rice and Waugh 122). His work titled, Marxism and Literature expounded on the conflict between social classes to bridge the political ideals of Marxism with the implicit comments rendered through the text of a novel. “For the practical links,” he states “between ‘ideas’ and ‘theories’ and the ‘production of real life’ are all in this material social process of signification itself” (133)....   [tags: Literature]

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Everyday Use Essay: Sisters with Nothing in Common

- Sisters with Nothing in Common in Everyday Use      When two children are brought up by the same parent in the same environment, one might logically conclude that these children will be very similar, or at least have comparable qualities. In Alice Walker's "Everyday Use," however, this is not the case. The only thing Maggie and Dee share in common is the fact that they were both raised by the same woman in the same home. They differ in appearance, personality, and ideas that concern the family artifacts....   [tags: Everyday Use essays]

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Common Ties within the Races in Gone With the Wind and Jubilee

- Common Ties within the Races in Gone With the Wind and Jubilee Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction are general ideas that are subjects in many novels written in the past. Two influential and controversial novels that these themes are present in are Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Jubilee by Margaret Walker. These books take place in the same time period, but show different views that took place in these times. Gone With the Wind tells about the lives of white southerners and Jubilee talks of the African-American slaves....   [tags: Movie Compare Contrast Film]

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Common Diseases of Dogs and Cows

- Contents Introduction 2 Diseases in Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) 3 Parvovirus 3 Hookworm 3 Fleas 4 Diseases in Domestic Cattle (Bos Tauris) 4 Bovine Tuberculosis 4 Roundworm 4 Cattle Tick 5 Diseases of the Mountain Chicken (Leptodactylus fallax) 5 Chytrid Fungus 5 Metabolic Bone Disease 6 Diseases of the Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) 6 Avian Salmonellosis 6 Hyperkeratosis 7 Conclusion 7 References 8 Introduction This assessment will cover a range of diseases that affect dogs, cows, the superb starling and the mountain chicken....   [tags: Animal Diseases]

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Iwo Jima: Where Uncommon Valor was a Common Virtue

- James Vedder, a corpsman for the 27th division on Iwo Jima, once described the Battle of Iwo Jima is this way. “Later in the morning Lieutenant Pope from headquarters company came in to see me. Pope usually was a taciturn young man. Now he seemed visibly shaken and eager to talk. “Pope, you look real shook up. What happened?” “Earlier this morning Czecada, Hoppe, and I were carrying some wire up to G Company. The Nips caught us out in the open and dropped shells on all sides of our shallow shell hole....   [tags: Japanese and American history, WWII]

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Lab Report Discovering Which Common Nut is the Best Heat Source when Burned

- Lab Report Discovering Which Common Nut is the Best Heat Source when Burned Purpose: To find what common nut is the best heat source when burned. Research: In today's world, almost everything we do needs power from fossil fuels or waterfalls. This obviously presents a problem for our limited natural resources and our atmosphere. Many alternatives have been proposed and some used. Most, like solar power and wind power, require certain weather conditions not common in many locations. Others, like nuclear power, create waste problems....   [tags: Papers]

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New Beginnings in The Grapes of Wrath and Broken Ground

- New beginnings and new land, while made out to seem as beacons of hope and chances for prosperity, are complete opposites; new beginnings offer neither success nor happiness, but rather more failures and recurring sorrows. John Steinbeck and Jack Hodgins introduce the idea of new beginnings and settlements just as they emphasize the importance of togetherness as a community and a family in The Grapes of Wrath and Broken Ground. However, it is important to consider that these new beginnings were involuntary and rather forced due to situational circumstances....   [tags: Broken Ground]

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Coming to America Illegaly: My Family Story

- It was difficult, but in order to have a better life it needed to be done. As a result of not having enough resources, our visa was declined. Coming to the U.S for a better quality of life still needed to happen. Only at the time I had no idea what was going on or the obstacles it would create for me in the near future. I wondered why we had to cross deserts and a few countrysides on foot, keeping our trip a secret, going from unfamiliar places to the next, instead of just going on a plane like others....   [tags: Common College Application Essay]

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The Penny Harvest and Common Core

- Standards-based education has been a prevalent theme within educational rhetoric since the release of A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Education Reform in 1983; the report had been compiled by President Ronald Reagan's National Commission on Excellence in Education. The report described the state of education across America, stating that nearly 10% of the American population was “functionally illiterate”, the private and military sectors were spendings tens of millions of dollars on remedial education and training programs, and that the United States had fallen dangerously behind its industrialized international competition (U.S Department of Education)....   [tags: Common Core in LA Schools]

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Comparing Cultures in Heaney's Opened Ground and Roy's The God of Small Things

- Comparing Cultures in Heaney's Opened Ground and Roy's The God of Small Things Many authors use experience in their lives to influence their writing. In the cases of Seamus Heaney and Arundati Roy, the experiences in their life and the experience that their countries went through shape their poems and stories in unimaginable ways. For example, Heaney puts into his poetry many experiences that his country, Ireland, went through. These experiences include the rise of war in Ireland between the Catholics and the Protestants and also the influence that England has on the situation in Ireland....   [tags: Opened Ground]

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Why The Common Core: Benefits for Students

- The Common Core Standards of Mississippi is an excellent way to educate Students in today’s society. This new way of education is believed to be the best method of teaching our young people the skills they will need to know to be successful as they enter into college or the workforce. The Common Core Standard seeks to establish consistent education across the United States. The effectiveness of the Common Core Standards in Mississippi is that children will be learning by way of useful thinking skills rather than just memorizing text from books....   [tags: common core, college, mississippi]

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The Humorist for the Common Man: James Thurber

- As America was changing during the early twentieth century, so was humor and few writers could easily adapt to this change with success as well as James Thurber did as a cartoonist, journalist, and an author of short stories, fables, fairytales, and plays, Thurber highlighted the problems of everyday life that were often the result of the transition in America from a masculine, frontier society, to an urban, more feminized society (Buckley, New Criterion). He shied away from major problems of the world and instead made his focus “the immemorial stupidities, cruelties and perversities of men that lie at the root of our ills” (Hasley)....   [tags: humor, james thurber, common man]

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Common Core; Emotions, Logic and the Right Choice

- The basis for common core is simply that students across a state and even the nation will share the same core concepts of learning with every other student. Before common core, each individual state was learning different skills, but with common core, every student will be learning the same skills at the same grade level. This practice insures that every student receives the same quality of education. Pacing guides are put in place to insure that instructors are teaching at consistent paces. However, these pacing guides were not made to be followed too closely....   [tags: Common Core State Standards]

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The Problems With Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

- Although most senators, representatives and school officials support common core state standards (CCSS), they have not received or researched the history of how CCSS introduced itself. Furthermore, they do not understand that local control is being taken away, which results in the eventual destruction of excellent, local schools, students, and future generations. Two private trade organizations located in Washington, D.C, wrote the CCSS at the request of Achieve, a company created by Bill and Melinda Gates....   [tags: common core state standards]

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An Analysis of Common Sense

- As the year 1776 began in the American colonies, tension with King George III’s England was at perhaps an all-time high.  Americans were frustrated with the actions of their rulers overseas.  Taxes and trade restrictions had been placed on them, and British and mercenary soldiers occupied their towns and cities.  There had even been fighting at Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill.  As America grew, England’s hold on it tightened, and a few voices began speaking of independence.  The loudest and most convincing of these belonged to Thomas Paine, born in England and living in Philadelphia.  His pamphlet, Common Sense, expressed the argument for American independence in a way no one had before...   [tags: Common Sense]

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Education: Will the Federal Government Encouraging States to Adopt the Common Core Curriculum Ensure a More Educated Nation?

- The federal government encouraging states to adopt the Common Core curriculum will not now, nor will it ever, ensure a more educated nation. The Common Core represents a federal takeover of our education system and will compromise the future of the United States. The Common Core mission statement is flowery, embellished, and designed to mislead the American public. The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them....   [tags: Common Core Curriculum, Students]

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Thomas Paine's Common Sense

- Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" Thomas Paine is responsible for some of the most influential pamphlets about the colonial situation in the 1700’s. He found himself in the right position and time to make his opinions known through his writing. He was a journalist in Philadelphia when the American relationship with England was thinning and change was on the horizon. Paine became famous at this time for writing Common Sense, as well as his sixteen Crisis papers. Through his particular style of reasoning and vehemence, Paine’s Common Sense became crucial in turning American opinion against Britain and was instrumental in the colonies' decision to engage in a battle for complete independence....   [tags: Thomas Paine Common Sense Essays]

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Tragedy and the Common Man - Miller Redefines the Tragic Hero

- Tragedy and the Common Man - Arthur Miller redefines the Tragic Hero Arthur Miller states in his essay, "Tragedy and the Common Man," " . . . we are often held to be below tragedy--or tragedy below us . . . (tragedy is) fit only for the highly placed . . . and where this admission is not made in so many words it is most often implied." However, Miller believes " . . . the common man is as apt a subject for tragedy in its highest sense as kings were" (1021). It is this belief that causes Miller to use a common man, Willie Loman, as the subject of his tragedy, Death of a Salesman....   [tags: Tragedy and the Common Man Essays]

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The Development of Ground and Air Transport

- A. The development of ground transport In old days, before the wheel invention (pre-3000 B.C) people normally were carried the sick and wounded on the shoulder between two men or backs of friends or animals(MacDonald & Miller, 1989). Forced transports were used for those with mental disorders in ancient time, however, one of the earliest uses of the wheel for patient transportation was constructed (circa 900 A.D.) by Anglo-Saxon, so they called it the Anglo-Saxon wagon hammock(Bell, 2009). This hammock was placed between two poles raised on a four wheeled platform(MacDonald & Miller, 1989)....   [tags: Transportation ]

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Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero by

- In the 12 years since the terrorist attacks on the world trade towers in New York city, thousands of hours of research and interviews has been conducted, scores of books have been written, and countless documentaries and films have been produced in an effort to help us understand how and why terrorists were able to carry out the massacre of nearly 3500 people. Despite the plethora of religious and nonreligious beliefs represented by the friends and family of those who died, one universal belief binds them all: the belief that an unspeakable act of cruelty has changed our nation and our people for all time....   [tags: Helen Whitney, transcendentalism]

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Common Core Not for the Common Good

- “Nineteen countries and education systems scored higher than the United States in reading on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, up from nine systems when the test was last administered in 2009. “While we’re standing still, other countries are making progress,” said Jack Buckley, the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, which issued the U.S. report on PISA.” (Heitin). From the outside the initiative, “Common Core” that President Obama and the government have been pushing since 2009 seems like it would be a great thing for education ,our children, and the future of our society, but once you look closer it is not....   [tags: public schools, education system]

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Stand Your Ground Laws

- To begin, what is the “Stand Your Ground Law”. Well many states such as: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia have stand your ground laws which state that individuals do not have to retreat before using force in a self- defense situation or many states have laws that are remarkably similar to stand your ground laws....   [tags: State laws, Self Defense Laws]

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Stand Your Ground Laws

- The Stand Your Ground Laws are becoming a hot topic in today’s news. Headlines are flooded with stories about cases around the country. These laws surround everyone from your everyday citizens to prominent sports figures and entertainers. The Stand Your Ground laws provide individuals with certain rights to protect themselves in events where they may feel threatened. It is also known as the Castle Rule, most of the United States have adopted some form of this law to protect its’ residents who may feel the need to use self-defense in situations where they may feel threatened....   [tags: Castle Rule Essays]

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Should Common Core be Common?

- Education is paramount to the development of a human. Overhauling the whole education system of a country requires a great investment in both time and money. Common Core State Standards, a bill with bipartisan support, aims to do just that. It seeks to overhaul the american education system as well as national exams such as the Advanced Placement® by College Board. Using money and time that the american government does not possess, it will seek to invest in the future generations. Once passed Common Core will radically reform the american education system in ways both positive and negative....   [tags: Education, Education System, United States]

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Aberdeen Proving Ground Investigation

- In 1996, Captain Derrick Robinson, Sergeant Delmar Simpson, and Sergeant Nathanael Beech were arraigned for their suspected involvement in one of the biggest sex scandals the United States Military had seen. According to CNN, between these three men, charges of rape and adultery were pending in a huge case of sexual misconduct against female soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland (CNN, 2996). Following this incident, the United States Military took it upon themselves to open a telephone hotline to encourage the reporting of similar harsh crimes....   [tags: Military]

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Achieving Common Grounds in Communication 3 Via Interfaces: A Role of Spatial Frames for Reference

- Abstract The current paper argues for synchronising spatial frames of reference for achieving effective multiparty communication in collaborative virtual environments. Synchronising nonverbal behaviour from different modalities is an important step for simulating face-to-face-interaction where all nonverbal cues are available. Such synchronisation also serves as an effective basis for building multimodal interfaces especially if these have to be deployed for multiparty communication. It is argued that common spatial reference frames are helpful in coordinating different points of attention and facilitating work by serving as the springboard for joint attention among members of the team....   [tags: Math]

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Criminal Conspiracy in Historical Common Law

- Criminal Conspiracy in Historical Common Law The law of conspiracy is considerably more complex and uncertain than it need be because the statutory reform of the area largely contained in Part I of the criminal law Act 1977 was only partial. As a result, there are now two types of conspiracy – statutory conspiracies governed by the 1977 Act, and an important but limited range of common law conspiracies, which were expressly retained by the act, still governed by the old common law rules, (Tomlins & King, 1992)....   [tags: unlawful act, criminal conspiracy]

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Ethnographic Essay: The Boston Common Park

- ... I observed how they interacted with one another. I also took note of an estimated length of time spent interacting. More precisely, I was concerned about the form of interaction and the freedom of interaction between those present. To be able to interact and observe closely at the level of interaction, I went and requested the master of ceremony to allow me to make observations for academic purposes. The master of ceremony was intrigued to note that such a function can be used for academic purposes....   [tags: social interactions, power, wealth, status]

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Ground-level Ozone Positioning

- Introduction This September, President Obama issued a request to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recommended revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to 60 ppb. In 2013, EPA will be required to review its current ground-level ozone NAAQS again. In order to prepare for the regulatory process, I recommend that the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) oppose the stricter ground-level ozone standard because of the serious burden on business in relation to unclear net benefits to society....   [tags: Background, Regulation Debate, Solution]

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Stand Your Ground?

- There has been much publicity surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin; an unarmed 17-year-old Florida youth shot to death by a neighborhood watch patrolman. On March 19, 2012, The Miami Herald published an editorial that further fueled the flames of racial discrimination and depicted the law enforcement authorities that handled the situation as incompetent. This editorial leads off with, "Law enforcement authorities in the Seminole County community of Sanford have a lot of explaining to do...", follows with, "police Chief Bill Lee vows to follow the evidence, but his department's words and actions up to now only serve to raise more doubts about the investigation" (Miami Herald...   [tags: U.S. Law ]

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The Ground Zero Mosque: An Insult to America

- September 11, 2001, one of the most infamous and controversial dates in the history of the United States will be engraved in the minds of millions forever and is once more a resurfacing issue. On this horrendous date in time, Islamic terrorists hijacked a pair of commercial airplanes and flew them into the Twin Towers, murdering thousands and causing millions in damage. Nearly a decade later, an Islamic religious group named the Cordoba Initiative is stirring up more trouble and is planning to construct a mosque within only blocks away from ground zero itself....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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The Stand Your Ground Laws in Florida

- ... As used in this section, the term: “Dwelling” means a building or conveyance of any kind, including any attached porch, whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night. “Residence” means a dwelling in which a person resides either temporarily or permanently or is visiting as an invited guest. “Vehicle” means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, which is designed to transport people or property (2013)....   [tags: innocence, defensive force]

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Analyzing the Stand Your Ground Law

- ... I personally believe that the first step is to apologize to the families affected by the creation of the law. Secondly, remove the law and replace it with one that doesn’t give so much power to the individual households. If that means having to create a new task force, do it. If that means having to place an official policeman within each community that has Neighborhood Watch, do it. Do whatever needs to be done, but something must be done. However, there are some who believe that the Stand Your Ground Law has ample reason to still be called into play....   [tags: Florida legislation, self protection]

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Is Abortion a Defendable Idea on Moral Ground?

- ... Are these selfish reasons depicting God’s character. And are they guidelines from the Bible. No. Not at all, one hideous sin stems another corrupt practice, abortion. There is a misconception that the unborn child or fetus did not come to life until “quickening” (Tom head 2003) which is a period generally between sixteen and eighteen weeks when the pregnant mother feels the movement of the fetus. Now, the Scripture made reference to Jeremiah that before he was formed in his mother’s womb God had his hands on him....   [tags: religious arguments and beliefs]

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Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

- 1. Ground shaking intensity is defined as the severity of ground motion, i.e. displacement, during an earthquake and is assessed using the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI). This scale is a good indicator on the effects and earthquake has on the environment and its population. It is based on three features:  People’s perception  Building performance  Changes in the natural environment The MMI is often associated to Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA), which is used to quantify the severity of ground shaking as shown in Table 1....   [tags: Ground Shaking Intensity, Ground Motion]

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Most Common Illegal Drugs in the United States

- ... Growing a plant like this on public grounds may be unsafe for the surrounding ecosystem as well as hikers or visitors to the park. Legalizing the drug would get rid of any motives to cultivate such illicit farms. This would effectively save millions in efforts to rid of these plants and environmental clean-up costs (www.mpp.org). California’s taxpayer’s are also shelling out for law enforcement officers to chase down and arrest marijuana consumers. “According to FBI statistics, California arrested 74,119 people on marijuana charges in 2007 - nearly 80 percent of those were for simple possession (www.mpp.org).” In 2010, over 52 percent of all drug arrests in California were marijuana-rela...   [tags: marijuana, legalization movement]

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Codified System vs. Common Law System

- i) Equity: Part of the grounds for arguing in favor of the common law system over the codified system is its characteristically equitable qualities. Since antecedents are pursued in all cases, everyone gets the same treatment. This same legal procedure is administered to everyone in spite of their position or creed. Therefore, this system of going by antecedents which had hitherto been set usually leads to equity and fairness. This system of law also has the advantage over the codified system by offering protection to persons via the law of tort....   [tags: Benefits, Disadvantages]

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The Balancing Act Between The Individual Interest And The Common Good

- The proper relationship between the individual's interests and the common good is a delicate balancing act that political philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Sophocles have tried to define. For philosophers such as Socrates and Plato, the common good trumps the individual interest when those interests interfere with what they believe is right for society as a whole. For others like Aristotle and Locke, a consensus on what the common good is must be defined within the reality that individual interests exists; meaning, they cannot be completely discarded for the good of society....   [tags: Commons Problem Philosophy]

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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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Construction of an Islamic Center near Ground Zero

- The approval by the authorities in the United States to build an Islamic cultural center at a location near the spot of the September the eleventh attacks in America resulted in a controversy that touched on the basic rights of Americans protected by the first amendment of the American constitution. The Commission for Landmark Preservation in New York approved the construction of the Islamic center just two blocks away from the site of the World Trade Center because the two buildings torn apart to give way for the construction of the Islamic center were not very distinctive landmarks in Manhattan (Aljazeera)....   [tags: The First Amendment]

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Analysis of ‘Stand your Ground’ Laws Encourage Vigilantes

- In recent years, American citizens have increasingly felt the need to protect themselves. This has led to laws being established in many states widely known as stand your ground laws. These laws allow citizens to take action if they feel their life is threatened or they are in potential harm, instead of retreating. Without doubt, this has led to much controversy with individuals taking strong stances on both sides of the issue. Some feel it’s a necessity, while others take the opinion that it is unethical and needs to be repealed across all states....   [tags: cynthia tucker,vigilantism,self defense laws]

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Harry Potter's Quidditch Adapted to Play on the Ground

- ... The Seeker’s job is probably the most important one on the team, and it is to catch the Golden Snitch before the opposing team’s Seeker. The Snitch is a small golden ball the approximate size of a walnut 1 inch in diameter with silver wings that move so fast that it nearly impossible to see. Catching the Golden Snitch ends the game and wins 150 points for his or her team. The Harry Potter series made such an impression to fans everywhere that in 2005 Muggle quidditch was created by Alexander Manshel, the first Quidditch Commissioner, at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont....   [tags: quaffle, blunder, snitch]

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The Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF)

- Conventional warfare follows the single battle concept, where two or more well defined forces using weapons that target the opposing force. The contiguous battle-space is well defined with a deep, close and rear area allowing the force commander to array forces that can be visually displayed in a linear graphic. This does not hold true in an unconventional warfare, where the rear area may also be the close and deep fight and forces may target the civilian population either through direct, indirect or propaganda attacks....   [tags: Warfare]

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