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John Misto's The Shoe-Horn Sonata

- John Misto's The Shoe-Horn Sonata “On the other side of our barbed wire fence were twenty or thirty Aussie men – as skinny as us – and wearing slouch hats. Unlike the Japs, they had hairy legs. And they were standing in rows – serenading us.” John Misto created a written visual image that comes through in Act 1 Scene 7 (Page 52). This is brought up in the play when Bridie and Sheila are being interviewed by Rick (Host), they were originally talking about the conditions that they were in, how they were starved and the lack of nutrition, this then moves on to how they sang through the hunger at Christmas....   [tags: Misto Shoe-Horn Sonata]

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Foundation for Stability for the Horn of Africa

- Republic of Kenya Foundation for Stability for the Horn of Africa Senior Leaders Course Republic of Kenya has and will remain to personify a major example for democracy and stability in the Horn of Africa. I will establish that The Republic of Kenya* role as a stable democracy will continue to be the example of success for the region of the Horn of Africa. Through cultural, economic, and political development this country should be used as mediator for the region. Republic of Kenya can trace its origin to the birth of man....   [tags: International Government ]

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The Greater Horn of Africa, Causes and Conflicts

- The Greater Horn of Africa, Causes and Conflicts The Horn of Africa, Northeast Africa and sometimes Somali Peninsula, is a peninsula in East Africa that protrudes hundreds of kilometers’ into the Arabian Sea and lies along the southern side of the Gulf of Aden. The countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Somalia encompass the Horn of Africa (Wikipedia, 2011). Why is there so much conflict in the Horn of Africa, what are the causes these conflicts, what are the costs involved, and how does this affect the interest of the United States of America....   [tags: International Government ]

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Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Horn of Africa

- The Horn of Africa is one of the most important hubs for maritime traffic in the world today. Raw goods, including oil, that are departing the nations of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East must pass through this area in route to Europe and the West. Three-fourths of the Earth is covered in water and roughly eighty percent of global economic goods are transported via commercial maritime shippers. The volume of maritime trade is highly congested in this region. Ships must pass through either the Gulf of Aden and ultimately to the Mediterranean or proceed south from the Arabian Sea towards the southern trip of Africa via the Indian Ocean....   [tags: Maritime Traffic, International Security]

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Shoe Horn Sonata

- The Shoe- Horn Sonata *** "The Shoe- Horn Sonata" is a play by John Misto that gives an insight into two lives of two female POWs in WW II and is a vector of Misto’s thoughts. It explores the little known and often terrible events associated with female prisoners of war. The play follows a friendship of two women through the war to a point of tension that’s beyond what any normal friendship would have to deal with. Misto engages his audience by using a multitude of mediums to portray his story creating a truly multimedia performance....   [tags: John Misto]

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The Split Horn : Life Of A Hmong Tribes

- The Hmong people, an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam and Laos, greatly value their culture and traditions. The film “The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America” documents the seventeen year journey of the Hmong Shaman, Paja Thao and his family from the mountains of Laos to the heartland of America. This film shows the struggle of Paja Thao to maintain their 5000 year-old shamanic traditions as his children embrace the American culture. Moreover, the film shows that one of the major problems refugees like Paja Thao and his family face upon their arrival to the United States is conflict with the American medical system....   [tags: Illness, Health care, Medicine, Mental health]

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The Tigrinya of Eritrea and Their Impact on the Horn of Africa

- The Tigrinya of Eritrea and their impact on the Horn of Africa This paper focuses on the Eritrean Tigrinya, their past role as a catalyst which started the 30 year Eritrean war for independence from Ethiopia, and their possible future use in stabilizing the Horn of Africa (Almedom, 2006). The Eritrean pan-national government was accused of arming and funding the al-Qaida-linked Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab, as well as other terrorist organizations within Somalia, by the United States, United Nations, and African Union (Abraha, 2009)....   [tags: International Government ]

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Battle Of The Little Big Horn

- The journey of exploration to the western territories brought the white man many great things, but they did face some opposition. The US government made plans to explore the Black Hills, after hearing of the gold it contained. This was not an easy task. The Sioux, with strong force, were not giving up their sacred land easily. The only way to gain the territory of the Black Hills was to wage war against the Sioux. The Battle of the Little Big Horn was one battle that the US will never forget....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Djibouti: Key to US Success in the Horn of Africa

- The Horn of Africa has become a hotbed for extremist activities, terrorist groups and piracy due to its diverse cultures, large Muslim populations, and poor economies. All of these components threaten the peace and stability of the area and affect many countries abroad. The United States plays a major role in assisting countries in the Horn of Africa to ensure stability and security. The Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) was created to accomplish this mission in the region. Djibouti stands out as a country in this region that plays a large role in assisting the United States to protect its interests in the area....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]

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- Al-Qaeda on the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) and the strong re-emergence of their presence in the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) area of responsibility provoke not only strategic concern but re-emphasizes the importance of Global War on Terrorism mission sets. AQAP establishes training camps, strong recruiting, and bases of operations to continue jihad against the Western world emanate from Yemen. CJTF-HOA will need to be mindful of Western policy, which focuses on degrading AQAP’s leadership....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Refugees and Internally Displaced Peoples within the Horn of Africa

- The words refugee and internally displaced people (IDP) are broadly used terms that are almost synonymous in meaning. Refugees are a group of people that have fled their homes into another country in order to escape war, conflict or some other tragedy. On the other hand, IDP are citizens who fled their homes for the same reasons but remained in their country of origin. There are approximately 12 million refugees and IDP within Africa and almost two-thirds, or 7.7 million, are located in the Horn of Africa (Central Intelligence Agency [C.I.A.], 2011)....   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Instructional Effectiveness Evaluation : Horn Lake Intermediate School

- Instructional Effectiveness Evaluation Methods Horn Lake Intermediate School is comprised of over one thousand students in grades three through five. Information was gathered from the school site to evaluate the effective instructional practices at Horn Intermediated School. I started the morning off greeting my principal. She entered her office and turned the computer on to check emails. She played several voice mails and called a couple of parents back concerning students’ academic grades. At seven-thirty, the intercom came on for the pledge of allegiance....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Post-it note, 3M]

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Hunting’s Negative Effects: The Big Horn Sheep

- It is almost platitudinous to suggest that killing for fun is the type of action that is full of folly and the very opposite of innocuous. These killers or should they gratify themselves with the moniker of recreational hunters are in fact active participants in “killing for fun”. These hunters substantiate their actions through prosaic arguments that only further instantiate their vacuous immorality. Nonetheless, killing for whatever joy or competition rendered from doing so is indisputably savage....   [tags: sports hunting, sadism, ignorance]

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The Influence of Ethiopia on Regional Stability in the Horn of Africa

- The Ethiopian culture influences the Horn of Africa (HOA) regional economic and political stability because of the country containing around 80 ethnic groups, central location in the HOA, continued presence and impact on bordering countries, and a behaviors and norms developed from a diverse history of both productive and violent leaders and revolutions. Cultural norms and beliefs are integrated in Ethiopian’s combined church and state model of government causing most of the country’s problems within its own borders and regionally The United States, North American Treaty Organization (NATO) and other non-government organizations (NGOs) expended billions of dollars and resources to Ethiopia...   [tags: Culture ]

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The Split Horn, By Taggart Sigel And Jim Mcsilver

- According to Canadian Mental Health Association, approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some point in their life. Depression is an illness which not only effects a person emotionally, it also effects a person physically. Different cultures view depression different ways. The film ‘The Split Horn’ produced by Taggart Sigel and Jim McSilver, tells the tale of Chai Thao, a Hmong girl living in Wisconsin. Her and her family have encountered depression, but the way they go about it is quite different from the way the Western World would....   [tags: Western world, Western culture, Culture, Russia]

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The Loss of the Unicorn's Horn in The Glass Menagerie

- Topic: Discuss the significance of the breaking of the unicorn's horn. Why does Laura give Jim the broken unicorn as a souvenir. "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams is a play which is believed to be part of his real life. As the image of Williams's sister Rose, who is interested in glass animals, Laura also has a glass collection. In the play, the glass menagerie itself is pregnant with significance and symbolism. The breaking of the glass unicorn's horn, Laura's favorite one, symbolizes the shattering of her illusions in life....   [tags: Tennessee Williams]

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Critique Of Cattell, Horn And Carroll 's Multifactor Theory Of Intelligence

- Critique of Cattell, Horn and Carroll’s Multifactor Theory of Intelligence Since Galton’s initial interest in intelligence and its impact in survival, many psychologists have attempted to explain how exactly it works. These have ranged from multi-factor theorists, to hierarchal approaches to ideas of multiple intelligences. It could be argued that the most extensive of these theories is Cattell, Horn and Carroll’s (CHC) approach, as it comes from a combination of the three’s work. This essay will explore how the approach came to be, how well it works as an explanation for intelligence and if the theory is well supported....   [tags: Intelligence, Intelligence quotient]

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Djibouti: How Culture in the Horn of Africa is Influencing Global Interests

- Sociologists define culture as “the ways of thinking, the ways of acting, and the material objects that together form a people’s way of life” (Macionis 40); but when and how are cultures developed. A society’s values and beliefs derived from their people’s ancestry, their economy or way of living in relation to their physical environment, and political situation all play active roles in forming a society’s culture. In addition, local variables alone do not develop a society’s culture in the modern era....   [tags: International Government ]

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Is the Stability of the Horn of Africa Contingent on a Peace Agreement Between Ethiopia and Eritrea?

- The relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea has become an issue of interest in recent years to the United States as well as the rest of the world. The history between the two countries has been detrimental to the development of each country which in turn trickles over their borders into the rest of the region. War, annexation, border disputes and their external influences in the region are just a few of the ongoing issues both of these countries continue to have with each other today. With the continued uncertainty of the surrounding region, the United States, along with its NATO partners are deeply concerned with the threat of terrorist organizations spreading and thriving in this region...   [tags: International Government ]

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The Effects of the Darfur Conflict on The Neighboring Countries, the Horn of Africa region, and U.S. Interest

- The purpose of this essay is to adequately depict the current conflict in Darfur and discuss the effects that the Darfur Conflict has had on the neighboring countries, the Horn of Africa region and U.S. interest. In addition, this essay will explore how Darfur Conflict affects global concerns. Background: Darfur is Islamic Sultanate located in the Western Region of Sudan; which is often referred to as the Horn of Africa. It’s reported to be covering one fifth of the country, and has a populous between four and six million....   [tags: International Conflict ]

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The Threat Al-Shabaab Poses to United States Interest in the Horn of Africa

- The terrorist threat posed to United States (U.S.) interests within the Horn of Africa (HOA) is represented by one terrorist organization in particular, al-Shabaab. Areas of concern towards key strategic interests for the U.S. consist of armed conflicts, violent extremism, global trade, and maritime security in which al-Shabaab possess an influential capacity to disrupt, which effects political, economic, and social stability throughout region. As countries within the HOA continue to gain strategic importance to U.S....   [tags: International Conflict ]

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A Dance Work By Ashley Horn, At The Orange Center For Visionary Art

- The performance I attended is called "wishing well" it was a collaborative dance work by Ashley Horn, at the Orange Center for Visionary Art. I found it a very strange and not common performance starting with the area where it was presented. The performance was outdoors, this was kind of difficult for me because I was not able to focus on all the dancers. They were all scattered so quickly they ran out of sight. The weather was perfect but I felt it did not connect with the dancers, the effort of the dancers did not allow that to happen....   [tags: Dance, Performance]

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Revealing Mien Culture Through Artifacts

- ... The hats are called, “Moouah”. They were worn so that the baby does not get sick and this was the practical reason. The other reason why the hat was worn is so that bad spirits would not come in and possess the child. Anytime a child gets sick, the Shaman’s would come and perform a ceremony which usually revealed that another spirit had touched the baby and that is the reason why the baby is sick. This would be very bad because the Mien are very spiritually aware that there are “good” and “bad” spirits everywhere....   [tags: hat, blow-horn, soow]

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Sun or Shade Grown Coffee

- According to the International Coffee Organization, “The global spread of coffee growing and drinking began in the Horn of Africa, where, according to legend, coffee trees originated in the Ethiopian province of Kaffa ”("The Story Of Coffee"). Then, it was from this Ethiopian plateau the original shade grown coffee found its way to the Middle East, Europe, and rest of the world through trade and colonization. And, since then the demand of coffee has been rapidly growing along with the rise in global trade, economics, and population to this modern era where coffee has become the second most wanted commodity just after crude oil making a multi-billion dollars coffee industry....   [tags: history of coffee, horn of africa]

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How The Brass Instrument Of Brass Instruments

- How To Play a Brass Instrument Press your lips together, blow air through your lips, and listen to the beautiful sound escaping your face. Maybe the sound wasn 't so aesthetically pleasing this first try, but this is something brass players have mastered. The funny thing you just did with your lips is called buzzing, and brass players are able to do this effortlessly. You might be wondering why would someone want to do that all the time. Brass instruments have been around since the 15th century and are still being used to this day; so if you love music or want to learn a new skill, brass might be right for you....   [tags: Brass instrument, Horn, Mouthpiece, Euphonium]

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Reflections Of Society In Literature

- Structure and characterisation The structure of the play The Shoe-Horn Sonata is divided into two acts: the longer Act One, with eight scenes, and a shorter Act Two, with six scenes. It follows theatrical custom by providing a major climax before the final curtain of Act One, which resolves some of the suspense and mystery, but leaves the audience to wonder what direction the play will take after the interval. The action cuts between two settings: a television studio and a Melbourne motel room. The opening scene, with Bridie demonstrating the deep, subservient bow, the kow-tow, demanded of the prisoners by their Japanese guards during tenko, takes the audience straight into the action....   [tags: Shoe-Horn Sonata Analysis John Misto]

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Crazy Horse

- When I think back of the stories that I have heard about how the Native American Indians were driven from their land and forced to live on the reservations one particular event comes to my mind. That event is the Battle of the Little Big Horn. It is one of the few times that the Oglala Sioux made history with them being the ones who left the battlefield as winners. When stories are told, or when the media dares to tamper with history, it is usually the American Indians who are looked upon as the bad guys....   [tags: Battle of the Little Big Horn]

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The Road to Complete Extinction

- There is a new rumor: if humans harvest deer antlers, crush them up, and eat them, any illness, or disease, one has will be cured. Thousands of people run to the woods to kill deer. Hunters are growing angry because their trophies are being killed prematurely. Conservationists warn of the dwindling numbers of the male deer population. Deer antlers are going for thousands of dollars on the streets in cities like Detroit and Chicago. Soon enough, money-hungry killers start a new rumor: hooves from any gender of deer can have miracle health benefits as well....   [tags: extinction, predators, prey, environment]

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The Essential Role of Servants in the Victorian Family

- The Essential Role of Servants in the Victorian Family   I desired liberty; for liberty I gasped; for liberty I uttered a prayer; it seemed scattered on the wind then faintly blowing. I abandoned it and framed a humbler supplication; for change, stimulus: that petition too seemed swept off into vague space; "Then" I cried, half desperate, "Grant me at least a new servitude." ( Bronte 93; ch. 10) Jane was not approaching any new territory when she wanted a new servitude. In fact 12.8 percent of the female population in England and Wales were engaged in domestic service in the nineteenth century (Horn 24)....   [tags: Jane Eyre]

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Aquaculture Can Help Feed the World's Growing Populatin

- Much like land, the Ocean holds bounty for humans, the riches coming in the form of fish. With 90 million tons of seafood being fished from the ocean every year (Walsh, Ramzy and Horn). The Ocean, once looked at as an endless source of food, has continued to become more depleted over the last five decades. The Food and Agriculture Organization reports” that 32% of global fish stocks are overexploited, depleted or recovering and in need to be urgently rebuilt”. (“The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture”) While larger species of fish such as marlin, swordfish and tuna have been fished out by as much as 90% (“The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture”)....   [tags: food production alternatives]

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To Play One's Life's Away: Addictive Gamblers

- In 1976, 0.77% of Americans were addictive gamblers, about 1,100,000 people; however today the situation is more serious (Horn). About 4-6 millions of Americans are gamblers, everything in a casino is designed to lure a person in and make them stay("FAQs - Problem Gamblers"). There's alcohol, a comfortable enviroment, and deep in the casino, there are buzzers that sounded like someone had won. Also the slot machines still flash as if you've won and there's no clock to remind you how much time you've spent, none (Robb 3)....   [tags: casinos, children, gamblers]

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Inanga: A Story of Survival in a Daughter’s Rwanda

- The Inanga and Its Place in African Music (Option One) In the documentary Inanga: A Song of Survival in a Daughter’s Rwanda, Sibomana Athanase says, “After the drum, the inanga is the queen of all the traditional instruments” (Inanga: A Story of Survival in a Daughter’s Rwanda). For Rwandans, it is an instrument that is deeply rooted in tradition and in culture, yet as time goes on, it is slowly losing its appeal across generations. Traditionally associated with the Tutsi people, the inanga’s identity lies in its historical origin....   [tags: music, political tool, racial differences]

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Movie Analysis : ' Stand Your Ground '

- Research Paper – Stand Your Ground On the evening of February 26, 2012 a 17-year old unarmed boy, Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon was killed by a man named Andrew Zimmerman, who stated that self-defense justified the murder of this young boy. An individual who doesn’t know the background of this case would reasonably believe that Trayvon Martin may have attacked Zimmerman, in which he used self-defense. However, Zimmerman was the initial aggressor in this case, whereas he sought after Trayvon Martin for reasons of suspicion....   [tags: Law, Common law, Jury, Law of the United States]

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The Bible: The Book of Daniel

- Traditionally, a prophet gives a message from God to His people. Another way Daniel sways from being a typical Old Testament Prophet is that He interprets God’s messages, yet sometimes he was not the original recipient of the message. A vision, dream, or miraculous event happens and Daniel is called in to give an interpretation of what God’s message is in this happening. As Daniel was like John in the book of Revelation with his writing style, he is much like Joseph in the book of Genesis in his prophetical style....   [tags: Religion, Nebuchadnezzar]

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2,300-day Prophecy of Daniel

- The 2,300 day prophecy in Daniel 8:14 is one of the more difficult prophecies in Daniel to understand. It reads, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” (NKJV). From this verse many questions arise: When does this prophecy begin and end. What sanctuary is represented here. What is the significance of the cleansing of the sanctuary. The purpose of this paper is to present the most commonly held views of this prophecy and show the most favorable explanation. Vision of chapter 8 Let us start with the broader context of this prophecy....   [tags: bibile, interpretations, animals]

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The Culture of Somalia

- In this assessment my main focus will be on Somalia. I will briefly touch on its regional neighbors because its neighbors are detrimental to Somalia. I will highlight the globalization effects of this region and the effects it plays to the United States and its global security. I will show how the forces of globalization have affected Somalia’s interests particularly in the region of security needs and human security crises to include food, water, and environmental insecurity. The Somali Peninsula is a region of East Africa and is sometimes also referred to as the Horn of Africa (HOA)....   [tags: Foreign Policy ]

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Magistrates of Morality: How the Euthyphro Dilemma Cripples Divine Command Theory

- Throughout human history, the topic of theology has been a central aspect of everyday life. A common denominator of all modern-day religions is that they provide a set of rules which one is to follow in order to live as a good, moral being. When a deity (or a group of deities) commands followers to abide by specific moral standards though a vehicle such as prophets, religious texts or otherwise, this is called Divine Command Theory (DCT). Those who accept this theory believe that moral action coincides with what has been ordered by the deities, and immoral action would occur when one deviates from these orders....   [tags: Euthyphro, DCT, theology]

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Gladiator - The Movie

- The main character of the movie ‘Gladiator’ is a poor teenager Tommy Railey. Tommy, a newcomer to a tough Chicago inner city high school, becomes a boxer to pay off his fathers gambling debts. At first he works in a dinner to earn money. Later he decides to fight for money so that he can pay off his father quickly. Although boxing is a dangerous sport, fighting helps keep him off the streets and out of violent gangs. It is also a way for Tommy to earn money, sublimate anger towards his absent father and numb the emotional pain of a broken home....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Prevalence Of Lung Cancer

- Introduction The high mortality rate in the U.S. and developed countries is lung cancer. Roughly 1.6 million people are diagnosed with lung cancer, and 1.4 million people died globally due to lung cancer (Dela Cruz, Tanoue & Matthay, 2011). The disease caused the second greatest number of occurrences in male and female (Dela Cruz, et al., 2011). Lung cancer (LC) is a severe lung tumor described by growing cell /tissues of the lungs (National Cancer Institute [NCI], 2015). Lung cancer that initially forms in the lungs called primary lung cancer (Yoder, 2006)....   [tags: Lung cancer, Cancer, Medical imaging]

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Double Reed Instruments

- Double Reed Instruments The four most commonly used double reed instruments are the oboe, the English horn, the bassoon, and the contra bassoon. All of the double reed instruments belong to the woodwind family. Between the four instruments the range of double reeds are a low B flat in bass clef 3 octaves bellow middle C to a high G in treble clef 3 octaves above middle C. The oboe is a double reed woodwind instrument. It has a range of a B flat to a high G 3 octaves above middle C. The oboe is built in the key of c....   [tags: Papers]

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How Representative Are Social Media Datasets of the True Population: A Case for London

- 1. Introduction The study of personal names offers valuable insight into the structure and dynamic of human populations (Longley et al 2011). The belief being that personal names offer a strong indicator of their bearer’s cultural, ethnic and linguistic characteristics (Mateos et al. 2011). The utility of this information inherent within personal names has led to the development of the World Names Database (WND:; a synthesis of National Census and Telephone Directory data for twenty-six countries across four continents accounting for approximately 2 billion of the Earth’s population....   [tags: world name database]

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International Law: Piracy, Law of the Sea, and Use of Force

- This paper will answer the four questions presented below: 1. What is the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court over piracy. 2. To what extent may European nations claim jurisdiction over acts of piracy committed off the Horn of Africa. 3. What international law enforcement co-operation mechanisms exist to assist in the investigation and prosecution of piracy committed in waters off the Horn of piracy. How these mechanisms assist in the investigation and prosecution of piracy. 4. What barriers to successful prosecution of Somalia piracy exist....   [tags: Somalian Piracy]

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The World Wildlife Foundation and Saiga Antelope

- Saiga Antelope Otherwise known as saiga tatarica originally lived in the Eurasian steppe. They also lived in North America. Today they are only found in Russia and Kazakhstan. Normally their height is 0.6 - 0.8 meters at the shoulder and weighs 36 - 63 kilograms (79- 139 Pounds). Their lifespan is 6 to 10 years. They are in Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Family: Bovidae. They form large herds in grasslands, steppes, and semidesserts. They eat several plants that are poisonous to other animals....   [tags: tatarica, rhinoceros, animals]

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Learning Activities And Assessment Strategies Per Unit

- Learning Activities and Assessment Strategies per Unit Unit one. During this unit I implemented a wide variety of learning activities such critical thinking questions during and at the end of the lecture, group discussion, oral presentations, problem-solving activities, homework, review questions, and media simulations (videos), where students are going to have the opportunity to build and improve their teamwork and communications skills, as well as their leadership skills. Also, they are going improve their research skills, as well as their computer and technology skills....   [tags: Educational psychology, Assessment, Learning]

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The Battle of the Little Bighorn

- The conflict that occurred between the U.S. Government and the Native American Indian tribes, known as the Great Sioux War. It was a lengthy, disjointed struggle between the U.S. Army and the allied tribes of the Teton Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians that occurred in the span of fifteen months between, March 1876 and May 18771. Hostilities between the U.S. Government and the Native American Indian tribes grew due to the movement of settlers on the land promised to them. The Northern Plains, which consist of the Dakotas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana, is where the majority of the war took place....   [tags: american history, indian tribes]

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Piracy in Somalia

- Attacks by pirates operating out of the waters off the coast of Somalia, a region in the Horn of Africa (HOA), have motivated changes in international maritime security, altered the global economy, and endangered mariners from across the globe. These attacks have involved several nations, to include the United States, and hindered several globally-supported humanitarian aid transports which deliver to some of the world's most at risk populations. I am going to explain how the piracy in Somalia originated, moved into and has begun to negatively affect the global economy, has caused positive changes in international maritime policies and procedures, and articulate how until the internal confl...   [tags: International Crime]

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The Glass Menagerie Criticism

-             “The Glass Menagerie,” is a woeful play, plagued by a missing father, a young man walking in the very father’s footsteps, and a mother whose only life is lived in the past. There is one other unfortunate member of this dysfunctional family—Amanda’s daughter, Laura. Laura lives in a fantasy world, afraid to face the reality of her crippled destiny. She exists in a world of glass, pretty and flawless. Laura represents the glass menagerie; this is reinforced by the disjunction of the horn from the misfit unicorn which in turn represents her handicap....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Effect Of Pain And Decreased Function / Range Of Motion On Chewing, Speaking, Or Mouth Opening

- Sessle proposed a pain-adaptation model to explain the presence of pain and decreased function/range of motion on chewing, speaking, or mouth opening in a TMD patient (Sessle ed 2008). His model rests on three postulates. First, chronic pain creates a general effect on the motor system, including body posture and avoidance of physical work. Second, nociceptors have a similar effect on the orofacial motor system independent of the tissue of origin. Specifically, activation of nociceptors from the articular disc, skin, muscle, or teeth create the same resultant effect....   [tags: Neuron, Nervous system, Pain, Brain]

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Is Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Better, or Worse?

- Everyday people hear natural is better, well it isn’t. A treatment for a disease with Western medicine sounds like it has more serious side-effects, but the truth is that Western medicine is just more upfront about it then Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM. Mislabeling is just one of the many problems with TCM. Even though Traditional Chinese Medicine is more natural and has less side effects, TCM should not be used instead of Western Medicine because TCM is increasing the threatened and endangered species list, can be harmful to the planet by increasing pollution rates, and can be detrimental to humans....   [tags: treatment, medicine, side-effects]

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Finding A Yahoo Search For High School Practice Problem

- Results Task 1. Research other schools. After doing a Yahoo search for “high school practice problem” and I found that Wenatchee High School in Washington has the same issue that we face. Because they have a five day school week they have a different starting time, but they still alternate having practice at 3:30-6 and 6-8:30. There website did not have any possible solutions (Wenatchee High School). Also, I found that Keller High School and Creston High School in share a football team and meet in Wilbur Boston to practice....   [tags: High school, Time, Coach]

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What Do Cilantro, Durian, Free Healthcare, And Justin Bieber

- What do cilantro, durian, free healthcare, and Justin Bieber have in common. The answer is they are all divisive things that some people love but others hate. Fly is another one of them. While cattle hate the presence of those annoying buzzing insects, fish, on the other hand, love flies due to their unique taste. Quest student Seanna Johnston, whose summer research focused on sustainable agriculture research, aimed to find a sustainable, alternative feed for fish. Johnston conducted a series of observations and experiments....   [tags: Statistics, Statistical significance]

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Types of Communication Among Children with Behavioral Issues

- Communication is a key principle when dealing with everybody, but it is extremely important when dealing with children. This research paper will explain and discuss the different types of communication that are used with kids who experience behavioral issues. This paper is to inform those who have experienced a child with behavioral issues and the different communication skill that will help them reduce anger. The audience will include anyone who wants the information on children but especially parents, foster parents, and psychology majors....   [tags: add, adhd, behavioral children, listening]

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Manfred Honeck And The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

- In this review of Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in c-sharp minor (originally composed in 1901-1902 and published in 1904 By Gustav Mahler. 1st performance was 10/18/1904) at the Berlin Philharmonic in Berlin, Germany on September 11, 2011 for the 10th year anniversary of 9/11. The program is dedicated to the victims whom lost their live. Director Manfred Honeck, an accomplished violinist and violist, spent ten years as a member of the Vienna philharmonic and Vienna state opera orchestra before becoming the conductor of the P.S.O performed Mahler’s symphony #5 .Manfred Honeck also performed Mahler’s symphony 1, 3 and 4 as well as s...   [tags: Orchestra, Symphony, Brass instrument, Trombone]

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Combating Poaching in Africa and Asia

- According to the Department of Environmental Affairs Republic of South Africa (2013), in 2012 668 rhinos were illegal poached in South Africa. In just the first 10 months of 2013, that number has reached 790 (para. 13). Poaching is on the rise especially for iconic species such as elephants and rhinos. These endangered species are being poached not for their meat but for their tusks and horns to sell on the black market at an excessive value (Ferreira, Botha, Emmett & Hayward, 2012, p. 1). To save elephants and rhinos in Africa and Asia governments must educate the public, introduce legislation, address economic issues, and use technology to curb the rise in poaching....   [tags: Education, Legislation. Economy ]

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On Euthyphro's Dilemma and Divine Command

- ... Bertrand Russell argues If you are quite sure there is a difference between right and wrong, you are then in this situation: Is that difference due to God's fiat or is it not. If it is due to God's fiat, then for God Himself there is no difference between right and wrong, and it is no longer a significant statement to say that God is good If you are going to say, as theologians do, that God is good, you must then say that right and wrong have some meaning which is independent of God's fiat, because God's fiats are good and not good independently of the mere fact that he made them (12).Zellner 4 Russell brings up a valid point; To say that God is good, as was presupposed earlier, would be...   [tags: Plato, Socrates, philosophy]

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Improvements For America 's Education System

- Improvements for America’s Education System There are a number of issues surrounding our country’s school system and the children attending those schools. American kids are suffering from the lack of persistence from the adults around them, whether it be directly from parents, teachers, or indirectly from financial supporters. If it is not already a challenge figuring out new things and learning how things work, consider being a child with no sense of direction. Improvements, such as a student’s personal growth and financial help from outside sources, are need to be done to more school systems throughout our country to make an effort in a better American future....   [tags: Education, High school, Non-profit organization]

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Graduation Speech : Education And Education

- The promise of technology brings about a spectrum of opportunity and risk for teaching and learning. While the Christensen Clayton Institute (2014) projects that by 2019 50% of all high school courses will be online, over 3 million K-12 students were taking online classes by 2009, a dramatic increase from the 45,000 who took online courses in 2000 (Horn & Staker, 2011). Stakeholders in the education landscape, including government departments and newcomers to the field like educational technology companies, are quick to emphasize the benefits—flexibility, personalization, and cost-savings, differentiation of instruction, and teaching college and career readiness skills (iNACOL, 2013; USDOE,...   [tags: Education, Teacher, History of education]

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The Importance of Helping Others

- One time I had to help my friend Louie. We had been at my house and he forgot to turn his lights off in his old pickup. He went to start it and it would not turn over, he realized that he left his lights on. I brought my pickup over to try and jump start his pickup. I wasted a quarter tank of gas revving up my truck to try to provide more power. At this point we gave up, we then realized that we could roll start his pickup. I pulled his truck with my truck up the bump to my sloped driveway. He got rolling, popped the clutch, and off he went....   [tags: Heroic Characteristics, Literary Heroes]

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Classical Conditioning And Operant Conditioning

- Classical conditioning and operant conditioning both played a key role in the history of the study of learning, but, as argued by B.F Skinner, there are key differences to be noted between the two (Gleitman, Gross, Reisberg, 2011). This essay will first explore what classical conditioning is by using Ivan Pavlov’s famous experiment with dogs to explain how it works. It will then go on to describe how classical conditioning led to more research by Edward L. Thorndike and B.F. Skinner in the study of instrumental behaviour (Gleitman et al....   [tags: Classical conditioning, Behaviorism]

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Juveniles And The Death Penalty

- Juveniles and the Death Penalty It is cruel and unethical for children under eighteen to be sentenced to death row. Death Penalty, also called capital punishment is a sentence of death by a court. Children are not yet matured to receive such punishments. Also, children under the age eighteen should not be in adult prisons or trialed as an adult. Juveniles should not be sentenced to death, because they may be reasons why they commit those crimes. Not only that, children should have the right to trial if they have health issues that caused them to commit those crimes....   [tags: Capital punishment, Penology, Prison, Death row]

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Jazz Essay On Music

- Jazz- a type of music that was originally created by African-Americans and is characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm emerging at the beginning of the 20th century. Everything in our world has a rhythm to it. Whether it is the birds singing or somebody walking down the street. Music influences our lives, especially jazz. Jazz can tell a story, it can make you laugh or cry, happy or sad. However, music is a complicated element. There are many contributing factors for example, what instruments are used, who helped spread jazz, and where jazz originated....   [tags: Jazz, New Orleans, Louis Armstrong, Music, Blues]

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Pain and Acupuncture in Eastern and Western Medicine

- Pain and Acupuncture in Eastern and Western Medicine Acupuncture is an ancient medicinal art that has been practiced for thousands of years. Acupuncture today is mainly seen by Western medicine as a "new alternative" medicine (2). This basically means that while Western medicine acknowledges the value and positive medical research supporting acupuncture in many realms of medicine, for the most part it is not a practice that has been incorporated into 'modern' medical practices. One of the most consistently supported uses of acupuncture therapy is in pain treatment (14)....   [tags: Acupuncture for Chronic Pain]

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Brasses-sion in Concerto!

- The interlacing of different sounds truly adds color, character and emotions in a piece. One cannot say that there is only one kind of sound produced by two different instruments playing the same note. This is exactly what makes music very unique and dynamic because each and every instrument possesses and produces its own distinct type of sound even while playing same notes. This intriguing phenomenon is explained by one of the elements of music, the timbre. It is true that the presence of the melody, rhythm and harmony of a piece is important but what makes the timbre stand out from all these elements is that it explores the different distinct tone quality of the different types of instrume...   [tags: Effects, Four Distinct Timbres]

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Endangered Species Protection

- Endangered Species Protection Studies show that in the beginning of the 21st century, 1 in every 4 mammal and 1 in every 8 bird species were considered to be endangered. Some counties are trying to help the decline in these animals. The problem is, that many countries can’t afford to make adjustments to help the decline. Even though there are many programs in place to help endangered species, there is still many things yet to be done to help control them. In the mid-1900s more than 50,000 whales a year were killed by whaling operations....   [tags: Animals, Conservation]

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Orphans in Nineteenth-Century England

- Orphans in Nineteenth-Century England   There is no denying that the nineteenth century in England was a time of tremendous changes throughout the social and economical spectrums. As the adults adjusted to these changes prompted by the Industrial Revolution as best they could, many children, in particular orphans, were faced with poor living conditions that limited their successes later in life. Although most orphaned children were fortunate enough to be placed into sufficient living circumstances, many of them were not as privileged....   [tags: Eurpean History Papers Research Essays]

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Dehorning Black Rhinos

- Dehorning Black Rhinos Dehorning black rhinos helped save them from extinction in the early 1990s from poachers because the armed guards patrolling the National Parks did not prove to be effective. Another way to preserve the rhino is to find substitutes for the horns. Black rhinos, also known as the hooked-lip rhino, were poached mainly for their horns in the early 1990s, which led to the rhinos near extinction. The black rhino once roamed the extent of Africa’s sub-continent. Now the rhinos are primarily found in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Nimibia and Zimbabwe because of the demand for the horns....   [tags: Black Rhinos Horns History Essays]

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Farewell Fido

- As of 2007, over 35 million households owned either dogs and/or cats (U.S.). However, there are some people who find owning such animals mundane and often opt for an exotic pet, which can be easily purchased via the internet. Most animals not native to an area are considered exotic. In the United States popular forms of exotic pets include big cats, primates, and different reptiles. Although these animals are adorable when young, they often require special care that is both expensive and time-consuming....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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- Gods and goddesses were used in most civilizations. The Greeks and Romans had the same gods and goddesses, but with different names. The Romans used planet names for most. Poseidon is the Greek name and Neptune is the Roman name. Zeus is Greek and Jupiter is Roman. Hades is Greek and Pluto is Roman. Selene and Helios are Greek and Luan and Sol are Roman. The main reason for myths is to explain things that the people couldn’t. They were depicted in mythology as providing transportation, companions to the gods and goddesses, and to defeat monsters....   [tags: Mythology ]

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Dreams in Literature

- The ability to dream may be uniquely human. These dreams exist with no purpose other than achievement. In many cases, a dream, not an instinct, drives human action. Certainly, dreams are central to the human life. Since one of the main purposes of literature is to reflect on that life, some dream must be included. The achievement of the dream is completely up to the author, and what his/her thoughts are on the achievement of dreams. Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, and Zora Neale Hurston all use certain literary elements to craft their theme of the achievement of dreams, which is viewed and portrayed differently by each: grievously, by Williams; pessimistically, by Faulkner; and with a...   [tags: Comparative, Faulkner, Hurston]

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Close Readings of Historical and Fictional Narratives of Conspiracy Theories: Challenging the Dominant Narrative

- Conspiracy theories have gained a greater discourse in the twenty-first century. Fictional narratives, Hollywood blockbusters, television series and documentaries, and many other pop culture mediums have used conspiracies to spin tales and capture an audience. In this essay I would like to argue that the dominant narrative of a historical event exists because the elite have the power to manipulate and transform it. The group in power values a hegemonic society, perpetuating certain myths in order to create social cohesion within a nation....   [tags: hegemonic society, Titanic, Don DeLilo, Libra]

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Drivers Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Toot Car Horns Unless It’s a Case of Emergency

- ... Moral Responsibility Moreover, tooting is not morally acceptable in many quarters especially the residential areas and so the more reason why it should be discouraged. Drivers arriving at or leaving residential places normally toot to alert their would-be hosts or to acknowledge them as they leave. This creates nuisance for the rest of the neighborhood who may be asleep or in need of quiet times forcing them to curiously find out what is going on outside of their premises. This has created grounds for law-suits against disturbance in many areas....   [tags: noise, polluation, sound, crises]

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The Erradication of Poliomyelitis: Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV), and Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)

- Introduction Poliomyelitis, commonly known as “Polio”, is an acute motor disease caused by the poliovirus that targets the anterior horn cells of the human spinal cord, and in severe cases results in acute flaccid paralysis (Alberta Health and Wellness, 2011), which can progress to permanent paralysis. It mainly affects children under the age of five, although individuals of any age may contract it (World Health Organization, 2013 [C]). Historical outbreaks, most prominently the 1916 and 1952 epidemics in the United States, led to the development of two separate vaccines: Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV), and Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)....   [tags: poliovirus, spinal cord]

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The Impact of Gender on Student’s Instrument Timbre Preferences and Instrument Choices.

- I. Did you know that for boys, the flute is the fourth most popular choice, and females’ second most preferred instrument is the drums. Is this, in other’s mindset, a strange, unusual occurrence. Consider when an instrument is played, which gender most people picture playing such an instrument. Now what is the general age group of those who are visualizing a female playing the flute, or a male playing the tuba. In most cases, the gender typing of instruments tends to lean towards the older generation, but why is that....   [tags: mindset, gender stereotyping ]

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Transmission of Pain Signals by the Brain at the Spinal Level

- Transmission of Pain Signals by the Brain at the Spinal Level Pain has been defined by Coates & Hindle as an unpleasant emotional and sensory experience which signals a potential or actual damage to tissues (2011, p. 213). Pain is a common human experience and can emanate from injury and illness. There are two main types of pain; acute pain is short-lived, lasting for minutes or several days and its onset often takes place rapidly. It results from the activation of pain nerve endings or nociceptors either by internal or external pain stimuli....   [tags: Anatomy, The Central Nervous System]

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The 's Effect On The Body Of An Existence Passing Circumstance?

- We always hear about people who die while texting and driving. Be that as it may, have you ever found the opportunity to be in their shoes of an existence passing circumstance. Shock advertising gives viewers the perception to see what they weren’t able to see because they were never in that sort of situation. Generally when you go to the motion pictures, you are open to knowing the actuality you will be seeing well known on-screen characters in trailers for up and coming motion pictures. You will likewise see a commercial about quieting your cellphones or turning them off, don 't bother others while the motion picture is playing....   [tags: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Automobile, SMS]

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An Analysis Of Miles Davis And Bach 's Brandenburg Concerto No

- 4942-004 Cool Jazz- Miles Davis Baroque music- Bach The style of cool Jazz and typical Baroque music have many similar musical traits. The two songs that are going to be looked at here are “So What” by Miles Davis and Bach’s “Brandenburg concerto No. 5.” Some of the musical traits include similar music notation and homophonically harmonized melodies. The musical notation is similar in both styles in that it is a necessary part of the form and it conveys the performance practices of each style....   [tags: Music, Baroque music, Jazz, Musical notation]

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Intelligence From The Standpoint Of Testing, Measurement, And Application Of Theory

- This paper will briefly explore intelligence from the standpoint of testing, measurement, and application of theory. In the first section, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) will be reviewed, along with an evaluation of measured intelligence. In the second section, an application of the two-factor theory of intelligence will be examined as it pertains to the WAIS-IV; specifically the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) model will be used. Additional information may be included as it pertains to the topic being discussed, or to clarify relevant issues....   [tags: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale]

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Similarities between the Ku Klux Klan and the Nazi Party

- Since the beginning of time, history has seen countless amounts of prejudices and years filled with hatred- some happenings of which were not recorded, and others of which were too atrocious to leave out of the pages of time. Because history has been recorded as accurate as possible, evidence proves that history repeats itself. The Ku Klux Klan of the 19th century and the infamous Nazi Party in Germany of the early 1900s are an example of the repetition of growing prejudices throughout history. Although the main targets of each group differed, both were unjust to the minority in their country and used extreme actions to achieve what they believed was just; their beliefs and rituals were impo...   [tags: Minorities, prejudice, racism, hate crime]

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How Destabilization of South Sudan Would Effect US Foreign Policy

- How Destabilization of South Sudan Would Effect U.S. Foreign Policy Background After nearly 50 years of conflict, citizens of the southern half of Sudan voted to secede and form their own country in 2011. On 9 July 2011, South Sudan was created, amidst the uphill battle of legitimacy, governance, and economic stability in an already volatile region. Widespread poverty and underdeveloped infrastructure plague the chances of South Sudan to succeed. As the newest member of the United Nations, South Sudan receives military assistance from 55 countries and police assistance from 39 countries (UN, 2014)....   [tags: international affairs, politics]

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How Destabilization of South Sudan Would Effect U.S. Foreign Policy

- How Destabilization of South Sudan Would Effect U.S. Foreign Policy In 2011, after nearly 50 years of conflict, citizens of the southern half of Sudan voted to secede and form their own country. On 9 July 2011, South Sudan was created amidst the uphill battle of legitimacy, governance, and economic stability in an already volatile region. Widespread poverty and an underdeveloped infrastructure plague the chances of South Sudan’s success. As the newest member of the United Nations, South Sudan receives military assistance from 55 countries and police assistance from 39 countries (UN, 2014)....   [tags: international relations, economics, politics]

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