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The Growing Popularity of Extreme Sports

- Extreme Sports Over the past ten years I have noticed that my local snowboarding park has become more crowded every season, especially with younger kids. This has not only been the case for snowboarding, but for all extreme sports. I’ve noticed this trend at my local skateboarding park also. More so, there has been a noticeable increase of extreme sports being broadcast on television today than ever before. These changes caused me to ask the question: why have extreme sports become so popular to youngsters....   [tags: Extreme Sports]

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Articles on the Topic of Extreme Drought in Africa

- My topic is the extreme cases of droughts that are occurring throughout Africa. Drought is a local or regional lack of precipitation such that ability to raise crops and feed animals is seriously impaired. Our Environmental Science textbook covers this topic in chapters 9 and 20. Environmental Science is the branch of science concerned with environmental issues. My topic relates to environmental science because in developing countries such as Africa, food, water, clothing, medicine, and many other essential needs for life is extremely limited and situations such as droughts make it even harder for people to live and go through life....   [tags: Extreme Drought, Africa, Environmental Science, En]

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Extreme Measure Comes With Extreme Percaution

- “Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. We have taken the necessary security precautions and are prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect America and Americans.” President George W. Bush On September 11, 2001, terrorists initiated multiple attacks on America that took the lives of nearly three thousand innocent people. It was a day of destruction and horror that will be branded in the minds of many for a long time....   [tags: National Security]

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An Inside Look at Extreme Programming

- ... Inspection is very important especially in terms of working in pairs and making sure work is correlated to reduce errors. Scheduling is rational, where programmers estimate tasks and then their schedule follows. Rather than having time-boxed slots that only allow a specific amount of time to complete work and time extensions are not part of the plan. In this developers can estimate time and progress at each stage and then plan their schedules as follows, this is very important in the stage that requires programmers to only work a 40 hour week, producing more effective proficient work during work hours....   [tags: software development methodologies]

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Going to Extreme Lengths in "The Crucible"

- Have you ever been overwhelmingly passionate about something that you would do anything it took to accomplish it. Sometimes people go to extreme lengths to get what they want. The Crucible is a play that shows us that trait. In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams does just that. Abigail William's desire for John Proctor creates her dishonest and manipulative actions that affect the whole village. Abigail loves John Proctor even though he is already married and has a strong desire for him....   [tags: Crucible, Aurthur Miller, ]

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Greed Is The Extreme Or Excessive Desire

- Greed is the extreme or excessive desire to have more than what is necessary. In order for one to better understand the meaning of greed, one must also know the definitions of excessive and necessary. Excessive is more than what is necessary. Necessary is the basic requirements of life which can range depending on the needs of the individual. Greed is not part of human nature but the search for pleasure is. Pleasure is feelings of happiness, satisfaction, and enjoyment. The search for pleasure and avoidance of pain is shared by all living things that have this ability....   [tags: Human, Humans, Prehistory, Religion]

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Evaluation : The Controversies Of Extreme Preemies

- ... lived to go home. Sadly, of those 75 percent, 11 percent suffered from severe disabilities (unable to control muscles or walk, blindness, deafness), 28 percent suffered from moderate disabilities (spastic muscles, assisted walking, low IQ, hearing aids needed along with vision aids), and 44 percent suffered from mild disabilities (Learning disabilities, the need for glasses, Autism, and ADHD) (Juul, 2013). It is amazing that of all the children born prematurely, only 11 percent of the survivors had severe effects....   [tags: Childbirth, Preterm birth, Magnesium sulfate]

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Taking a Look at Extreme Couponing

- The average American spends $151 a week on groceries; adding up to $604 a month which is taken out of the hard earned pay check of the household. It is not a mystery why shoppers would want to use coupons to attempt to bring down this cost. Efficient shoppers understand the value of spending the time to meticulously plan each trip to the grocery store to fit in as many coupons as possible. Joanie Demer quit her job in order to spend her time maximizing the benefits from couponing. When couponing, the best way to save is doubling up the coupons to utilize the voucher to its fullest extent; extreme couponers will hoard several copies of a newspaper or magazine in order to stock up on the coup...   [tags: saving money on purchases]

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The Extreme Practices Of Solitary Confinement

- This article focuses on the extreme practices of solitary confinement that maximize isolation and the sensory deprivation of prisoners in the United States. While on record the largest prisoner hunger strike, was a result of a protest to California 's use of indefinite solitary confinement and the cruel punishment it ensued. Although the strikers failed to reach their central goals they did bring focus nationally and internationally to the troubling aspects of a failing prison system. The hunger strike involved approximately thirty thousand prisoners and lasted a period of sixty days ending on September 5, 2013....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Cruel and unusual punishment]

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Extreme Parenting : A Difficult Job

- Extreme Parenting In the contemporary world, parenting is a difficult job. Different parenting styles will result in different outcomes. Amy Chua, an author who published a controversial article about parenting her children in an “authoritarian” way. Authoritarian parenting is a way to restrict your children away from participating in any activities besides academic-related. She believes academics are more important than everything else so she does not let her children choose their own extracurricular activities and get any grade less than A....   [tags: Parenting styles, Parenting, Parent, Childhood]

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Extreme Parenting By Amy Chua

- Extreme Parenting When Amy Chua, a professor at Yale, wrote her personal memoir in 2011 called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, controversy arose regarding the topic of an extreme parenting type called a “Tiger Mom” (Tiger Mom). When The Wall Street Journal posted an excerpt from Chua’s book on their website, it received over 7,000 comments both positive and negative including death threats (Extreme Parenting). In her book, Chua describes is forcing her 7-year old daughter to stay up all night without bathroom or drink breaks until she was able to play a certain piano piece (Extreme Parenting)....   [tags: Childhood, Mother, Parent, The Child]

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Extreme Isolation Of Mice And Men

- Anshul Joshi Ms. Fox Period 5 English 23 November 2014 Extreme isolation in the form of solitary confinement is known to have devastating effects on the mind, having a strong effect on how people treat others. Unfortunately, this sense of loneliness can often manifest in negativity towards others. In Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, characters often bring down others as a result of their own isolation. This isolation results in a man using his power to unfairly hurt his workers, a discriminated against worker taking advantage of a mentally-disabled man, and a dissatisfied woman cruelly insulting a lower class worker....   [tags: Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, Man, Novella]

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Extreme Poverty And Its Effects

- In life most people experience trials and conflicts. Fortunately many of us are able to find jobs, ask for assistance from friends family or even programs to aide us through those times. However what if those options were not available to you. What quality of life would you and/or your children experience. All over the World people live this reality everyday, They are forced to not only live in poverty, but some in what is known as extreme poverty. Extreme poverty is defined by The World Bank as life on less than $1.25/day....   [tags: Poverty, United States, Homelessness]

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Global Poverty and Extreme Poverty

- I chose to investigate the topic of global poverty. Global poverty is a very important and pressing issue. About 1.2 billion people are living in extreme poverty, a term that is defined as living on $1.25 or less (The World Bank 2013). Poverty is the lack and deprivation of basic necessities. With poverty, comes a wide range of difficulties and hardships. The story of one of these 1.2 billion people was recorded by Brittany Aubin in 2013. Bon, a seven year-old Burmese refugee in Thailand, is noticeably small....   [tags: neccesities, illness, economics]

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Body Expectations : Extreme Measures

- ... During the Roaring Twenties, the most common look for a woman was the flapper girl. These women were rebelling against societies expectations of females before the feminist days. As time progressed, so did the image of women. The first Barbie doll was released on March 9, 1959. This doll became an icon that is still very popular today. Barbie’s are often given to a girl at very young age thus creating conflict with a girl’s image at very naive point in a girl’s life. It is very common in a society like ours to compare ourselves to others and sometimes create unrealistic expectations for ourselves....   [tags: Woman, Female, Barbie, Self-esteem]

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Extreme Gambling: Addiction or Obsession?

- Gambling in the United States seems to be as American as apple pie. Going to the convenience store to pick up your weekly lottery ticket, then day dreaming about what you would do if you won. I have actually calculated how much I would give to each family member, how many houses I would buy and trips I would take. Once a year I take my wife to the casino for her birthday. We take a couple hundred dollars and spend all night at the roulette table, then end the night at the slot machine. It can be an expensive and rewarding night out....   [tags: Pathological Gambling, Gambling Addictions]

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An Extreme Abuse Of Discretion

- ... The term “shall” is a duty to act or more broadly a requirement to act. Black 's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009) Thus the term does not allow for a judge to decide if recusal is necessary; instead it is required of him. Furthermore, the statute does not require that the “interest” be affected; the “interest” only needs to have the possibility of being affected as stated in the statute “an interest that could be substantially affected.” 28 U.S.C. § 455 (B) (5) (iii). The statue states “[A Judge] shall also disqualify himself in the following circumstances: (5) He or his spouse, or a person within the third degree of relationship to either of them, or the spouse of such a person: (iii) Is kn...   [tags: Law, Court, Judiciary, Judge]

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Extreme Sports: A Reaction to Extreme Technology

- Extreme Sports: A Reaction to Extreme Technology Many people in America work at jobs where they are separated from Nature and other people, sectioned off in cublicles, plugged into a machine, doing work which neither challenges their intellect nor is fulfilling personally. As a result, a separation forms not only between others and from Nature itself, but from themselves, and their purpose in life. A feeling develops that are not living life to the fullest. Much of our interaction these days is "virtual interaction", taking place between us and a screen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Extreme Euphemisms

- When most Americans think of the word “torture”, images of barbaric and savage individuals inflicting pain in repulsively innovative ways are what usually come to mind. Torture is what foreigners do, because, as Americans, we are too civilized and morally superior to engage in such behavior. In “Regarding the Torture of Others,” Susan Sontag argues that because American readers and the culture have become a sexually charged and violent entity concerned with having “fun,” the heinous photos depicting the torture of terrorists at Abu Ghraib is as much their fault, as it is the Bush administration’s....   [tags: Language]

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Extreme Cuisines

- While every culture has its own standards for what is socially acceptable, what is considered acceptable for some, may be considered odd for others. Humans need food in order to sustain life, but some extreme cuisines are hard to stomach. Imagine swallowing the still beating heart of a snake or snacking on cockroaches, crawling grubs and a salad of bugs. A delicacy in some cultures is disgusting for others. What we eat says a lot about who we are. It is a clear case of nurture over nature; what a person chooses to eat depends very much on where they are born and raised....   [tags: culture, food, delicacy]

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Extreme Political Polarization

- Extreme Political Polarization The political climate today is increasingly becoming more turbulent as Republicans and Democrats volley for superiority in Washington. The two parties are becoming more polarized by the hour, and this is affecting the ability of the government to move forward and pass legislation and continue to improve America. The Senate is in a state of gridlock on some of the most important issues to the people of the United States to date, and yet the senators which the people elected are instead caught up in fighting the people on the other side of the aisle....   [tags: Politics]

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The Effects Of Extreme Temper Tantrums On Children

- Extreme Temper Tantrums: Positively Approaching and Reducing them In Children To first deal with children exhibiting severe and intense temper tantrums, there are reasons them that must first be recognized. Some of the reasons may have much more simple solutions. For example a child may seriously not be getting a sufficient amount of sleep. Although that may be the case, there are several other much less shallow reasons for children having extreme temper tantrums. If these outbursts are not controlled and dealt with by the parent or teacher then it can lead to an emotionally dangerous cycle for the child....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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The Extreme Capitalist Values Of Industrial America

- During the New Industrial Age in America, many aspects of American life were in flux. People were moving from rural areas to large population centres and factories were booming. This was also when America started to become an extremely capitalist country, with values to match. The economy was set up in a way that lower class Americans struggled to make a living, and as such child labour came into play. Children would work in factories that had conditions barely suitable for adults, let alone still developing children....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Working class, Capitalism]

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Extreme Differences Between A Smoker And A Nonsmoker

- ... However, the nonsmoker lives more years, because they are away from the cigarettes causes. They are less absent. In addition, they can make good use of the money that they did not spend to buy cigarette. More time to recover from any specific illness is also an important aspect. The nonsmokers do not have to concern about the routine changes because they are away from the cigarette and its consequences. The changes in the routine, the time of life, spending money to buy a cigarette and the longest time to recover from any illness are some examples of changes in how the person behaves when starts to smoke....   [tags: Cigarette, Smoking, Nicotine, Tobacco smoking]

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Extreme Ethical Violation Of Law Enforcement

- ... It is even more difficult to understand why he thought using that detention as leverage to have a sexual encounter with the juvenile’s mother. I believe that Detective Patton wins the award for the “dumbest” ethical violation, partly because of something he stated during the investigation. Detective Patton told investigators that he thought the woman saw having sex with him as a challenge and that if he agreed, she would leave him alone. Detective Patton also told investigators that the woman was stalking him....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Constable, Crime]

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Two Extreme Views on Gun Control

- Take away all registered guns in America and abolish the second amendment and now America is the least violent country in the world. That’s the opposite of what my family NRA (National Rifle Association) card holding friend would say he simply disagrees. (Babcock) “You would leave the general American public defenseless against all the criminals that would still possess firearms.” (Babcock). It’s an obvious problem facing the American society today. “America is the most violent nation in the Western World” (Strahinich 23)....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]

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Voting Based Extreme Learning Machine

- ... Sundararajan, H. J. Kim, A fully complex-valued radial basis function classifier for real valued classification problems, Neu- rocomputin305 g 78 (1) (2012) 104–110. [4] R. Savitha, S. Suresh, N. Sundararajan, A fully complex valued radial basis function network and its learning algorithm, International Journal of Neural Systems 19 (4) (2009) 253–267. [5] G.-B. Huang, M.-B. Li, L. Chen, C. K. Siew, Incremental extreme learning 310 machine with fully complex hidden nodes, Neurocomputing 71 (4-6) (2008) 576–583....   [tags: decision making, real valued classification]

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Extreme Frugality: An American Co-culture

- Several months ago I began to suspect that a new acquaintance had some unusual ideas about money. Her Facebook posts and conversation starters revolved around living a frugal lifestyle and her approach, at least at the time, seemed quite novel. The Great Recession has certainly forced all of us to reevaluate our spending behaviors and tighten up our proverbial belts a few notches. In fact, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) conducted a poll in January that shows many of us are experiencing “frugal fatigue.” Cunningham, an NFCC spokesperson, says that “…66 percent (of respondents), indicated they were tired of pinching pennies… ,” but, “(t)he interesting finding is that mor...   [tags: Finance]

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Can We Reduce Extreme Poverty?

- We entered the 21st Century with 6.6 billion people and our generation’s challenges become bigger. Reading an article on I found out that according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, one person in eight on this planet suffered from chronic undernourishment in 2010 to 2012 (p. 2). Extreme poverty is an extremely debated issue and it’s about today’s world population that live with one dollar a day. 70% of them live on the African continent and the rest are dispersed between Asia and South America, according to Paul Collier in The Bottom Billion (2007)....   [tags: Poverty Essays]

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Describing all Phobias, but Particularly Coulrophobia and Monophobia

- Introduction In this paper I will be describing phobias and fear, but more specifically coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) and Monophobia (the fear of being alone). I also will describe possible causes of phobias, the history of phobias, how fear is helpful in small amounts, what fear does to someone and how to defeat it. Fear is present in all people but some more than others and I would like to know why. The definition of a phobia is “an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something”....   [tags: extreme fear]

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Extreme Roles of Women in Sports

- Extreme Roles of Women in Sports Sports are so prevalent and popular these days that we often see them as symbolic of real-life issues and real-life drama. The football field can illustrate the battle between good and evil. The baseball pitcher, nearing retirement, can come back to give one last game and wow the crown one last time before gracefully surrendering the field. Isn't that what sports represent. The good guys (i.e. your baseball team) go to battle against the bad guys. It's not quite war, but it might as well be war without causalities....   [tags: Females Athletics Gender Papers]

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The Extreme Right in Britain

- The Extreme Right in Britain Introduction Perhaps, one of the highly debated issues in the electoral procedures of different European nations is about the extreme right. Based on the premise that the nation is the primary unit of social and political organization, extremist nationalism has been revived since the demise of communism. Unlike civic nationalism, which stresses equality and solidarity, the exaggerated, chauvinistic, and aggressive nationalism of the extreme right upholds the significance of the nation and national identity against any other value....   [tags: Political Politics]

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Factors of Extreme Heat Waves in US during 2012

- 1. Introduction July 2012 was the hottest month in the history of the United States. Besides breaking previous summer records in record-holder books, the heat waves caused billions of damage to society. During that year, United States also witnessed numerous massive tornadoes, ice storms, wind storms, wildfires, droughts and hurricanes. Is it over. Are we going to witness similar extreme events in the future. This essay will try to answer all those questions mainly discussing factors which caused those extreme events....   [tags: Greenhouse, United States, climate]

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The Extreme Right Party Electorate in Western Europe

- The extreme right parties in Western Europe emerged successfully in the 1980s. Evans (2005) argues how their surge effectively moved them from outcasts to political entrepreneurs. From this wave of success to the present day, a number of socio-economic and political factors have facilitated a change in the socio- demographic of the party’s electorate over time. However, what has become significantly interesting in new analysis is that their electorate patterns are becoming increasingly similar across countries despite electoral success (Hainsworth, 2008)....   [tags: Socio-Demographic Profile, Western Europe]

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Abortion in Extreme Circumstances Only

- Abortion Abortion is the induced termination of pregnancy before the embryo or fetus is capable of survival. This issue has created moral and social concern since the beginning of time. Individuals as well as the church, which is very influential on some people, have had to take a stand on either side of this controversial issue. There are many different views being taken on abortion making the decision of right or wrong that much more difficult to make. The act of aborting a fetus deals with a very complex definition of what a human life is....   [tags: Papers Pregnancy]

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The Sports of Korfball, Extreme Ironing, Underwater Hockey and Rugby

- Baseball, hockey, korfball anyone. The wide world of sports ranges from the predictable to the obscure. You can play korfball with the people of the Netherlands, go to the extreme ironing world championship near Munich, Germany, or play underwater hockey or rugby with the New Jersey Hammerheads, or any of the other seven teams in the United States. No matter how strange these sports sound or seem, people play them. Korfball is a co-ed sport similar to basketball, except it is typically played on a large, grassy field....   [tags: sports, ]

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Voting Based Neural Network: Extreme Learning Machine

- ... Selection of the subset of the classifiers is done using ensemble pruning methods. Ensemble pruning not only reduces the complexity of the algorithm but might even improve the generalization as proved by the concept “Many could be better than all” [11]. So far many ensemble pruning methods have been proposed. Mainly ensemble pruning [12] approaches are categorized into three types. a). Ordering Based Pruning: In this pruning approach the classifiers are arranged using some criteria and some of the top classifiers are selected as a Pruned Ensemble (PE)....   [tags: optimization, pruning, ]

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Organisms Response to the Increases in Extreme Weather Events

- ... Some of these tropical areas around the globe will also receive an increase in rainfall over many parts of the tropics (Legates et al. 1990). With this added rainfall and higher average temperatures some tropical rainforests would show an increase in forest cover. Allowing greater growth or an alteration in biodiversity and tropic levels within these stable, tropical environments (Petchey et al. 1999). With this evolutionary rapid increase in temperature many organisms must alter their responses faster than previously needed....   [tags: carbon dioxide, global increase in temperature]

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Obesity and Eating Disorders: The Two Extreme Eating Behaviors

- On the eating spectrum, there seems to be two opposite extremes, obesity and eating disorders. Most people would categorize their eating behavior as normal or between these two extremes. However, these two conditions are still prevalent in society today. Although rare, eating disorders and obesity have a long history of origin. These conditions, while requiring attention and response, created other concepts and theories. Restraint theory is one that stemmed from curious minds of different eating behavior....   [tags: obesity, eating disorder, restraint theory]

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Proposed Solutions to Extreme Cases of Animal Abuse

- ... One cause behind the continuation of animal abuse is the lack of adequate and effective humane law enforcement organizations. In many instances of animal abuse, the cases are not reported. However, even when cases are brought to the attention of humane law enforcement, many are not resolved in a suitable manner. Often humane law enforcement organizations receive numerous complaints, leaving them unable to answer each complaint in a short period of time. As Matthew Bershadker stated in an interview for the New York Times article, “Animal Abuse Calls will now go to Police,” the A.S.P.C.A....   [tags: media attention, violence, theory]

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Extreme Passion Illustrated in Peter Shaffer's Play, Equus

- One definition of madness is "mental delusion or the eccentric behavior arising from it." But Emily Dickenson wrote Much madness is divinest Sense- To a discerning Eye- Novelists and playwrights have often seen madness with a "discerning Eye." Select a novel or play in which a character's apparent madness or irrational behavior plays an important role. Then write a well-organized essay in which you explain what this delusion or eccentric behavior consists of and how it might be judged reasonable....   [tags: Peter Shaffer, Equus]

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The United Nations : The Middle Of Some Of The Most Extreme Global

- ... The main bodies of the UN are; General Assembly, Security Council, Economic & Social Council, Trusteeship Council, International Court of Justice and the Secretariat. To strengthen the argument of whether or not we need the United Nations or not one may bring up a few of what they consider as being a shortcoming on the United Nation 's behalf. I can see how mentioning the time when 298 victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, was shot down in eastern Ukraine. There were 193 Dutch citizens from Amsterdam, Netherlands, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia....   [tags: United Nations, United Nations Security Council]

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The Doctrine Of Mean Is Too Extreme Or Deficient Of Good Morals

- ... This allowed companies to exploit its geothermal areas and hydroelectric energy sources. This allowed banks top become privatized, and finance took over the country within a period of 5 years of deregulation. Bankers were borrowing 120 billion from its government and people, using for their own personal lives. The privatization of Iceland’s banking sector created a new, wealthy elite with political and financial power. Cronyism also became very common. As a result the prices of homes doubled unemployment grew 3 times worse, and people lost their savings....   [tags: Subprime mortgage crisis, Goldman Sachs]

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A Woman’s Place: The Catastrophe of Sexism Taken to the Extreme

- Are women equal to men. Are they essentially the same or wholly different beings. How are women to be treated and what is their position. In 1892 when this story was written, a woman’s place was at home and she was to be submissive to her husband. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the author, was a feminist who disagreed with this principle. Her discontentment with a woman’s role in society, their medical treatment in regards to mental disorders, and the institution of marriage are evident in her writing....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Dystrophin Protein And Its Effects On The Body Of Extreme Significance

- ... 2000). Protein-Protein Interaction Dystrophin acts as a linker between the membranes which then provides continuity between the F-actin-based subsarcolemmal cytoskeleton and laminin inside the extracellular matrix. To understand exactly how dystrophin looks and acts as a linker molecule, imagine a cat toy that is a long skinny rod with a string attached to the tip of the rod and has a mouse attached to the end of the string that is not attached to the rod. Using this toy as a model to dystrophin explains how dystrophin interacts with the cytoskeleton and the plasma membrane; the stick would be the cytoskeleton, while the rope would be the dystrophin, and the mouse would be the plasma mem...   [tags: Muscle, Myosin, Muscular system, Cytoskeleton]

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Extreme Human Emotions are the Sole Product of Biological Functioning

- It has been claimed that human emotions are the sole product of biological functioning. The James Lange Theory of Emotion (1884) proposes that there are three components of emotions which can be attributed to the automatic nervous system (ANS). The three components are Cognition (appraisal of the event), Action (Fight or flight) and Feeling (Aspect of the emotion). Here we see that a biological attribution of emotion has been in place since the 1800s and has been common knowledge for some time. This essay will assess and examine evidence that has been provided to support the idea that emotions are the product of biology....   [tags: The James Lange Theory, psychology]

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Bobos Is Short For Bourgeois Life And Extreme Political Movement

- Even though Bobos are more known as seeing as people who rebel their liberation in the daily lives and extreme political movement against the government. Bobos is short for Bourgeois Bohemians. Bobos are people who are born in upper-middle and capitalist class. Bobos are easily compared with the people who does not belong to upper-middle class. They have strong feelings about their class status that they were born into. They have more strong political movement, and they have cultural tastes that are very similar to their lifestyle....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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The Ugly Side of Extreme Weight Loss Reality Shows

- What does it mean to be healthy. Is it a number on the scale, the size pants a person wears, being able to run a mile or is it something that cannot be seen by the naked eye. America has become the fattest nation and the most delusional at how to truly be healthy. With so many people striving to lose weight the focus has shifted from getting healthy to who can lose the most weight in the shortest amount of time. Reality shows like “The Biggest Loser” has glorified extreme weight loss and has given viewers unrealistic expectations when trying to lose weight and get healthy....   [tags: Health, The Biggest Loser, Overweight, Fitness]

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Living with the Extreme Fear Created by Anxiety Disorders

- ... 1073). Animal phobias include fear of specific animals, like fear of rats, fear of spiders, and fear of dogs. Natural environment phobias involve fear of heights, fear of water, fear of the dark, fear of storms, and many others. Blood-injection-injury phobias include fear of injury, fear of blood, fear of needles, and other medical procedures. On the other hand, examples of situational phobias – fears triggered by specific situations – include fear of flying, fear of driving, fear of enclosed spaces, fear of bridges, among many others (Smith et al., 2013)....   [tags: mental, phobia, treatment]

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Extreme Wealth Is Bad For Everyone- Especially The Wealthy

- In the article “Extreme Wealth is Bad for Everyone- Especially the Wealthy” published on November 12, 2014 for The New Republic, the main argument is whether wealth is beneficial for people in terms of society, happiness, and life or not. Geared towards the common public, based on the fact that the source is for commercial entertainment, Michael Lewis successfully points out that wealth is indeed a negative influence on people’s lives. However, Lewis would have struggled with successfully conveying his ideas on the effects of wealth with a more educated audience because he failed to point out both sides of the argument....   [tags: Wealth, Poverty, Concept, Capital accumulation]

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Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer: Extreme Characters

- Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer – Extreme Characters The Adventures of Huckleberry, Finn by Mark Twain, follows Huck, a young boy, through his adventures down the Mississippi River. Through his adventures and many obstacles with Jim, a loyal run-away slave, Huck changes and becomes more mature. He overcomes his carelessness and prank playing that he had at the expense of other people. Towards the end of his journey he is reunited with his old and close friend Tom Sawyer. The two once were very similar but now have many differences which are quite obvious....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Extreme Nationalist, Hitler’s Rise into Power

- Extreme Nationalist, Hitler’s Rise into Power In 1933, a widely known nationalist figure known as Adolf Hitler, rose into power as chancellor of Germany. Germany’s weak government and economic stability gave an enormous opportunity for a new leader to take control. With this control and power, Hitler and his party, the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or Nazi party for short, Hitler rapidly set up concentration camps, created the Gestapo, and began his massacre of 6 million Jews....   [tags: great depression, hitler, dictatorial power]

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Extreme Programming Up Front Design Methodologies

- ... Meanwhile the design is kept simple (Fowler). Simple is a key word in XP. In fact, Martin Fowler's essay (Fowler) seems to make it XP's core. However, what exactly is meant by simplicity will depend on multiple factors. As Martin Fowler defines it, he lists the following (Fowler): it runs all the tests, reveals all the intentions, does not have duplicated code, and has the fewest number of classes or methods. “runs all the tests” seems to imply that a program's testing such as JUnit returns with a pass....   [tags: design, bulit, programming]

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Extreme Depictions of Feminism

- Extreme Depictions of Feminism in John Irving's The World According to Garp and Catherine MacKinnon's Sexuality In the classroom, in popular culture and in suburbia, to call someone or something 'extreme' is enough to completely eliminate his, her or its credibility. 'Extreme' has become a derogatory comment. In this paper, I will be dealing with two extreme depictions of feminism; one from John Irving's novel The World According to Garp and the other Catherine MacKinnon's essay "Sexuality." It is important to keep in mind that some have argued that the extreme views of any movement for social change are important because they push boundaries and make other voices of the movement sound mor...   [tags: John Irving World According to Garp]

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Different Definitions of Extreme Happiness

- Throughout history, and even to this day, humans has spent all their lives striving for one thing, supreme happiness. And to define this term, many people depending on their culture and background, would each have a different definition. Whether it's wealth, long life, or material, none of would be able to offer a person true happiness. Because while one spend their entire life seeking wealth and materials, one will soon realize that he has been neglecting other aspects of his life that are worth far beyond materialistic values....   [tags: dhammacakkapavattana sutta, buddhist, noble truths]

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Extreme Sports

- Extreme Sports Works Cited Missing “Extreme sports have boomed since the early '90s” (Petrecca 16). It is hard to believe that such activities as sky diving, snowboarding, bungee jumping, and the up and coming razor scooter have been labeled as so-called “extreme sports”. What characteristics must a sport have to labeled extreme. Perhaps it is the lack of safety, or the inability to create specific rules for these sports. Maybe it is the fact that these sports are just recently becoming mainstream so there is no other classification other than extreme sports....   [tags: Skydiving Snowboarding Sporting Essays]

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Extreme Rationalism

- Extreme Rationalism Rationalism is the idea that we can gain knowledge through the processes of mind alone. Empiricism is the idea that we can only gain knowledge through the senses. Empiricism has been adopted by the Western world because it is the foundation of the scientific approach to life that we use. Various popular sayings such as 'seeing is believing' and 'I heard it with my own ears', show that we accept the use of the senses without question....   [tags: Papers]

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Extreme Roles

- Extreme Roles In every country, city, town and neighborhood in the world, there are stereotypes. We all live in a classified area where you can be regarded as rich, poor or middle class. Within those three types there becomes sub-categories, where ethnicity , gender and sexuality also become a part of the environment. The list goes on and on. In David H. Hwang’s M. Butterfly, the roles of men and women in the Eastern and Western society are extremely limited in that men and women are both expected to act there part....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports)

- The Commercialization of Extreme Sports (X Sports) ABSTRACT For years, extreme sports had little to nothing in common with each other except for high risk, and an appeal to women and men from the ages of 12 to 34. Entertainment Sports Programming Network (ESPN), realizing this age group was a prime viewing audience, brought together several extreme sports and created yet another commercialized sporting spectacle. Since 1995, this television network has produced the Summer X Games. After these summer productions proved to be successful television and live spectator events, ESPN expanded into the winter extreme sports....   [tags: X Sports]

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Voltaire's Candide Exposes Extreme Optimism

- Philosophy of Extreme Optimism in Candide It is often said that a person's life is shaped when he or she is a child. This is very much so with Candide - Pangloss was his tutor in "metaphysico-theologo-cosmolonigology" (Voltaire 18) since Candide was a child, and instilled into Candide's mind his philosophy of extreme optimism. Pangloss belief that "all is for the best in this world" (24) somewhat stays with Candide throughout his travels and is more of a burden to him than anything else....   [tags: Candide essays]

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Germany Wasn´t the Sole Cause of World War One

- The first global world war that led to the death of millions of people and the use of excessive chemical weapons, tanks, and machine guns that the world has ever witnessed is accused by Germany’s violent actions and their extreme ideologies, but some others argue Germany was not the sole cause of the war. In an attempt to dominate the world, Germany enforced their extreme ideologies to the rest of Europe. Many scholars believe that Germany fueled World War 1 because Germany believed that they should conquer the weak....   [tags: extreme ideologies, nationalism, Russia]

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The Rosewood Massacre: Racism in the 1900's

- Racial unrest and violence was prevalent throughout the United States in the early 1900’s. It was hard to go any amount of time without hearing of the lynching of a black citizen, a violent mob against black people, or large riots of killing blacks. In Rosewood, Florida, an incident of high caliber and commotion occurred during these moments of extreme racial segregation. These Rosewood incidents became public knowledge as the entire population of blacks chose to move out of the small city. These black citizens were in fear for their lives as many racially heinous and violent crimes were occurring against the people of their same race....   [tags: extreme racial violence]

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Rainwater Harvesting: Conserving Water at DHS

- Decatur High School uses water for numerous tasks on a daily basis. Whether its watering schools lawns, washing animals at the Ag building, watering greenhouse plants, or cooking in the cafeteria and washing one’s hands; DHS could not function without the readily available supply of water. Unfortunately, water has become scarcer in Texas over the past few years, because of extreme drought conditions. Due to the limited supply of water in Wise County and surrounding areas, DHS should install a rainwater harvesting system....   [tags: Extreme Drought, Irrigation]

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Extra-tropical Storms, Extreme Weather Should We Worry or Not?

- In recent news, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has released the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Working Group I. The AR5 increased the certainty of human caused climate change from 90% to 95%. The AR5 was published in September of 2013 and is set for finalization in 2014. It is expected to present a clearer view on the current climate conditions. It consists of three Working Groups (WGs) and a Synthesis Report (SYR). In section 6 of chapter 2, the IPCC-AR5 discusses the current storm trends of extra-tropical storms and extreme climate events overall....   [tags: Climate Change, Government]

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Torture as an Interrogation Device

- ... However, every lead obtained under duress proved to be false. In 2002 Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen, was seized by US agents and interrogated for several days before being sent to Syria for further probing. After ten months Arar falsely confessed to having been trained in Afghanistan even though he had never been to that country. Four years later, the Canadian government acknowledged that Arar was innocent of all accusations. Going back to the middle of the 20th century, an American pilot confessed to his Japanese captures that the United States had an inventory of over 100 atomic bombs and that Tokyo and Kyoto were its next targets even though the pilot had no knowledge whatsoever of t...   [tags: extreme methods of eliciting information]

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Extreme Execution, Flexible Phases, And X Team Support Structure

- ... Knowing what others know: Knowing what others know help improve expertise on a team. Knowing what other team members know may include having the basic knowledge and ideas of what others have this could include having a basic knowledge of other team member’s background, having a basic idea of what information they are holding. The way to improve a team member’s knowledge on other teams is to lecture them with expert’s members who have knowledge of what other team members know and make sure they know it....   [tags: Activity, Task]

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Neoliberalism in Chile as a Result of an Extreme Leftist Movement and Pinochet's Regime

- Neoliberalism in Chile In this paper, I argue that Neoliberalism is the product of an extreme leftist movement and US intervention that Chile’s former dictator, Augusto Pinochet who ruled between the years 1973 and 1990, used to transform Chile into an economic power during the wound down of the cold war era. This essay first analyses the US’s fears of communism taking root in Latin America and the extreme measures the US took throughout Latin America in brainwashing military personnel and promoting military coups....   [tags: US intervention, foreign policy]

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Promoting Go Green Solutions in such an Extreme Manner is more Harmful than Good

- Many mediums of information have advertisements about pollution, recycling, global warming, and other environmental topics that promote reducing electrical power, or using more recyclable materials, with a big emphasis on "going green." Long sentence. These advertisements promote rash decisions from people without giving them time to think about the available solutions. The preservation of earth is hugely important, but promoting these solutions in such an extreme manner is more harmful than good....   [tags: global warming, pollution, power plants]

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Nazi Propaganda Reached an Extreme State with the Passing of the Nuremberg Laws

- ... Many Jews successfully fled by the end of 1939. However, many stayed in Germany. The Jews who stayed were forced to emigrate. Hitler thought this was the solution to the quote on quote “Jewish problem.” However, there was so many Jews emigrated that other countries simply didn’t want anymore. Germany’s Foreign Minister claimed: “We all want to get rid of our Jews. The difficulty is that no country wishes to receive them.” This is once again another stride leading up to the Holocaust. At this point, the Nazis desired to rid Germany of the Jews in a much wider scale....   [tags: jewish, ghettos, hitler]

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Being A Young Child And Dreaming About Becoming All Of These Extreme Careers

- Kyle Ludwig Mrs. Mensendike American Literature 3 September 2014 Most people can remember being a young child and dreaming about becoming all of these extreme careers. Such as a Firefighter or a pilot. Some people dreamed of driving big machines and trucks much like the toys they played with in the sandbox. Another career on a lot of childrens lists is a Police Officer and many believe it is way out of their league but in reality, It is not. When researched, the discoveries of how little schooling and the large quantity of jobs are available, It really is an option worth looking in to....   [tags: Police, Crime, Constable, Academic degree]

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Cody Higginbotham: An Extreme Race Fan from Guntersville, Alabama

- Some race fans would love to have an opportunity to be a part of a race team. If you receive a great opportunity to do a job you have been dreaming about, then you should take the opportunity. If you don’t take the opportunity that you received, then you don’t know if you will ever see that same opportunity. 22 year old Cody Higginbotham has been receiving many great opportunities since he was 12 years old. Cody Higginbotham is an extreme race fan from Guntersville, Alabama. Cody has received many great opportunities over the last ten years....   [tags: being a part of a race team]

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Extreme Advertising: Go Big or Go Home

- Extreme Advertising: Go Big or Go Home This Maxim climbing gear ad is an example of using both aggressive language and images to promote climbing as an extreme sport. North Face uses this image in their web page. If you wear North Face gear, you too can take your ice axes and back-counrty skis into the Tibetan wilderness. Adidas uses this image in their trail running ads. The caption in the image reads "Runners. Yeah, We're Different." It invites people to relate to some of the more intimate details of a separate subculture....   [tags: BTEC Business Marketing GCSE Coursework]

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Extreme and Moderate Characters in Moliére’s Tartuffe

- Extreme and Moderate Characters in Tartuffe In Moliére’s Tartuffe (Moiré 1664), the reader is able to see a great contrast of Extreme and Moderate characters. Extreme characters being those who are seen as over the top, or very passionate people, and the moderate characters having a more calm and subtle approach to ideas. The extreme characters in this case would be Madam Pernelle, Orgon, Tartuffe, and Dorine. The moderate characters are seen as Cleante and Elmire. One of the characters that obviously fall into the extreme character category would be that of Madam Pernelle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Need For Extreme Criminal Justice Reform In California

- THE NEED FOR EXTREME CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN CALIFORNIA ORIENTATION FACTORS: I. Basic Introduction and description - Introduce basic sides of Criminal Law and Elaborate II. General History and Development - Discuss the history and modifications of Reform Laws in California III. Main Problems and Concern Stimulants - Point out real life statistics and point out incidents IV. Conclusion - Point out the need for an extreme reform and what can be done SENTENCE OUTLINE I. An analysis of Department of Corrections data by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco, CA, in Nov, 1995 indicates that since the enactment of California's "Three Strikes&qu...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Adaptions in Ectothermic and Endothermic Animals to Extreme Climates

- Adaptions in Ectothermic and Endothermic Animals to Extreme Climates First of all we need to understand what ectothermic and endothermic animals are. Animals differ in their abilities to regulate body temperature (thermoregulation). We sometimes use the terms "cold-blooded" or "warm-blooded." Most reptiles feel cold to the touch, while mammals and birds often feel warm. Somewhat more precise descriptions can be made by using the terms poikilothermic and homoiothermic. The body temperature of poikllotherms is relatively variable, while that of homeotherms is relatively constant....   [tags: Papers]

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Extreme Jealousy in Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice

- Extreme Jealousy in Othello, the Moor of Venice      Aristotle's Poetics laid out the definition of tragedy: unlike comedy, the purpose of tragedy is not merely to instruct and delight an audience. Rather, its aim is to allow a cathartic release as a result of the heightened emotional state caused by the events of the tragedy. This idea assumes that the average person can experience these intense emotions vicariously. In Psyche and Symbol in Shakespeare , Alex Aronson contends that the characters in Shakespearean tragedy have the power to affect us because they tap what Carl Jung called the collective unconscious , the "omnipresent, unchanging, and everywhere identical condition or substr...   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Extreme Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

- Extreme Censorship in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451      Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 was an interesting Science fiction thriller that provided an odd view on the censorship of books. Not just some books, but all books. An entire distorted culture and civilization where all books are prohibited. And the penalty for being caught with books is that the books must be burned and in some cases the penalty may lead to death. In this tale of censorship and self discovery, Bradbury leads the reader through a short period in the life of the protagonist, Guy Montag....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury]

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Bangladesh Child Labor

- The question that typically arises worldwide is… Is child labor beneficial. Many sources state that those who begin work during childhood have yielded harmful effects in the long run; however multiple cultures around the world embrace child workers as active participants in the community. Even in the United States, children were able to hold jobs alongside adults until the early 20th century. Today, children have the job to go to school and come home to complete their homework. They work to earn money independently around the age of fourteen....   [tags: Extreme Poverty, Bangladesh]

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Global Warming And The Greenhouse Effect

- ... It is therefore essential to examine in more detail how these changes in climate affect core strands of the British economy to better understand the implications that arise. Agriculture and Forestry are sectors directly affected by climate change and more particularly by floods, heat waves and droughts (Gill, 2012, p.3). Approximately 4 million people are employed in these sectors (CCRA, 2012). Commercial forestry plays a very important role in the UK economy since it is beneficial to tourism, education, biodiversity and recreation (CCRA, 2012)....   [tags: Global warming, Weather, Extreme weather]

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Help Third World Countris that Lack of Necessities to Compete with the Modern Nations

- The Development goals of the UN have been focused on one topic. The topic is to help humanity and the third world countries that lack thenecessities to compete with the modern nations. The ideas of these goals that were set back in the 1940-50’s when the MDGs did not exist yet. The convention made the IMF and there were 44 delegates met in New Hampshire in the USA to discuss pre- WWII goals. They range from economic buildup of governments and to end poverty of the world countries. The UN wanted to have Europe reconstructed after the hard fought war and much of Europe was in shambles....   [tags: extreme hunger,poverty,UN,IMF]

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